Dueling with Confederates

Dueling with Confederates (HM1INM)

Location: Pensacola Beach, FL 32561 Escambia County
Buy Florida State flags at Flagstore.com!
Country: United States of America
Buy United States of America flags at Flagstore.com!

N 30° 19.704', W 87° 17.431'

  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites

— 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.

"For the number and caliber of guns and weight of metal brought into action it would rank with the heaviest bombardments in the world"
Confederate Gen. Braxton Bragg
Placed ByThe National Park Service, Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, January 2nd, 2015 at 9:01pm PST -08:00
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 472072 N 3355211
Decimal Degrees30.32840000, -87.29051667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 19.704', W 87° 17.431'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 19' 42.24" N, 87° 17' 25.86" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)850
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1402-1404 Fort Pickens Rd, Pensacola Beach FL 32561, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Nearby Markersshow on map
Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. Does the marker have a number?
  8. What year was the marker erected?
  9. This marker needs at least one picture.
  10. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  11. Is the marker in the median?