Apache Prisoners

Apache Prisoners (HM1M9A)

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

N 30° 19.593', W 87° 17.445'

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In 1886 the U.S. Army exiled 400 Apaches from the Southwest to Florida and sent most of them to Fort Marion in St. Augustine. Several Pensacola citizens, however, petitioned the government to imprison Geronimo, a medicine man and warrior, and 15 other Apache men at Fort Pickens instead, separating them from their families. Prisoners worked seven-hour days, clearing overgrown weeds, planting grass, and stacking cannonballs. The families were reunited at Fort Pickens in 1887. One year later all of the imprisoned Apaches were moved to Mobile because of a yellow fever scare and later to Fort Sill in Oklahoma Territory.
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HM NumberHM1M9A
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Placed ByUnited States Department of the Interior, National Park Service
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Date Added Monday, July 27th, 2015 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 472050 N 3355006
Decimal Degrees30.32655000, -87.29075000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 19.593', W 87° 17.445'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 19' 35.58" N, 87° 17' 26.7" W
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Area Code(s)850
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1493-1499 Fort Pickens Rd, Pensacola Beach FL 32561, US
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