Battle of Natural Bridge

Battle of Natural Bridge (HM8WC)

Location: Tallahassee, FL 32305 Leon County
Country: United States of America

N 30° 17.081', W 84° 9.145'

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March 6, 1865

Site of decisive repulse of Federal forces by Confederate Militia in joint U.S. Army and Navy Operation to take St. Marks.

The Army landing at lighthouse was prevented from getting to rear of St. Marks by Confederate opposition at Newport and Natural Bridge. The Federal Flotilla ran aground during ascent of River; it did not reach St. Marks. Their next objective would have been Tallahassee.

Federal (number) 893*, (killed) 21, (wounded) 89, (missing) 148.

Confederate (number) 595, (killed) 3, (wounded) 23, (missing) 0

Commanders
Brig. Gen. William Miller - Confederate
Commander R. W. Shufeldt - U.S. Navy
Brig. Gen. John Newton - U.S. Army

* Of whom 500 were reported to have been at Natural Bridge.
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HM NumberHM8WC
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Placed ByFlorida Board of Parks and Historical Memorials
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Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 11:14am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 773911 N 3353765
Decimal Degrees30.28468333, -84.15241667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 17.081', W 84° 9.145'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 17' 4.86" N, 84° 9' 8.70" W
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Area Code(s)850
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7502 Natural Bridge Rd, Tallahassee FL 32305, US
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