Skirmish at Cedar Creek

Skirmish at Cedar Creek (HM17D7)

Location: Jacksonville, FL 32205 Duval County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 17.93', W 81° 45.306'

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On March 1, 1864, ten days after the Confederate Victory at Olustee, Union and Confederate forces met along this road in a running skirmish. The fight started 2 to 3 miles west of here, 10am, when Union forces advanced out of Camp Mooney (Ellis Rd.) to locate and test Confederate strength in their front. By noon, the outnumbered Union forces had fallen back to Cedar Creek (this location) to make a stand taking advantage of the Creek's natural barrier. The Confederate advance was greatly hampered by the marshy ground and a short, sharp fight ensued. After a half hour of fighting and being flanked by Confederate troops, Union forces continued their withdrawal. Confederate Cavalry followed until ambushed a couple of hundred yards east of here, where Capt. Winston Stephens, 2nd Fl. Calvary,(sic) was killed. Confederate Infantry then came up and fighting continued east along this road until Union troops reached the safety of their entrenchments at 3 Mile Run (McCoys Creek). No Confederate attack on Jacksonville would ever develop and within two months both sides began to transfer the bulk of their forces to other theaters. This action saw the largest number of killed and wounded of any one day in Duval County during the War Between the States.
Units Engaged
Union 4th Mass. Cavalry, 40th Mass. Mounted Infantry,
1 Batter(sic) B 1st U.S. Artillery
Losses: 1 Killed, 4 Wounded, 5 Captured
Confederate 2nd FL. Cavalry, 5th Fl. Cavalry, 27th GA. Infantry,
11th S.C. Infantry Chatham Artillery
Losses: 7 Killed, 12 Wounded
HM NumberHM17D7
Series This marker is part of the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans series
Placed BySons of Confederate Veterans Camp #1209
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 10:10am PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [1] ROBERT LAND  [2] ROBERT LAND  
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 427390 N 3352140
Decimal Degrees30.29883333, -81.75510000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 17.93', W 81° 45.306'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 17' 55.80" N, 81° 45' 18.36" W
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Area Code(s)904
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6535-6599 Lenox Ave, Jacksonville FL 32205, US
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