Dueling with Confederates

Dueling with Confederates (HM1INM)

Location: Pensacola Beach, FL 32561 Escambia County
Country: United States of America

N 30° 19.704', W 87° 17.431'

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— Fort Pickens —

If you had been here on November 22 and 23, 1861, you would have been in the midst of a fierce Civil War battle. Union troops at Fort Pickens bombarded Confederates who, in January, had occupied Fort McRee straight ahead across the bay and Fort Barrancas and the Navy Yard on the mainland to your right. The Confederates fired back, but the Union, aided by cannon fire from two warships, heavily damaged the Navy Yard and nearly demolished Fort McRee. Needing troops elsewhere, the Confederates left the posts in the spring of 1862, and the Union moved most of its troops on Santa Rosa Island to the mainland.

"For the number and caliber of guns and weight of metal brought into action it would rank with the heaviest bombardments in the world"
Confederate Gen. Braxton Bragg
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HM NumberHM1INM
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Placed ByThe National Park Service, Department of the Interior
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Date Added Friday, January 2nd, 2015 at 9:01pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 472072 N 3355211
Decimal Degrees30.32840000, -87.29051667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 19.704', W 87° 17.431'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 19' 42.24" N, 87° 17' 25.86" W
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Area Code(s)850
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1402-1404 Fort Pickens Rd, Pensacola Beach FL 32561, US
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