— 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.
|Placed By||The National Park Service, Department of the Interior|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, January 2nd, 2015 at 9:01pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16R E 472072 N 3355211|
|Decimal Degrees||30.32840000, -87.29051667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 30° 19.704', W 87° 17.431'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||30° 19' 42.24" N, 87° 17' 25.86" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1402-1404 Fort Pickens Rd, Pensacola Beach FL 32561, US|
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