Point Peter Battery and the War of 1812

Point Peter Battery and the War of 1812 (HMANB)

Location: St Marys, GA 31558 Camden County
Country: United States of America

N 30° 45.416', W 81° 31.005'

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In 1795 a cannon battery constructed on the Point Peter peninsula became the southernmost fortification in the First System of U.S. coastal defenses. Vacated in 1802, it was reoccupied and strengthened in 1808 to provide support for the enforcement of the Embargo Act and the prohibition of the international slave trade. In 1812, former Georgia governor George Matthews led the unsanctioned "Patriot" invasion of Spanish Florida from Point Peter. On January 13, 1815, during the War of 1812, a British force overwhelmed 116 U.S. regulars here, destroying the fort and barracks. After the U.S. acquired Florida in 1819, the post was abandoned.
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HM NumberHMANB
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number20-2
Year Placed2008
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Society and National Society U.S. Daughters of 1812, State of Georgia
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 4:22am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 450542 N 3402778
Decimal Degrees30.75693333, -81.51675000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 45.416', W 81° 31.005'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 45' 24.96" N, 81° 31' 0.30" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4500 Spinnaker Dr, St Marys GA 31558, US
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