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Creation Date

7-14-2012

Description

Revolutionary War Invasion of British East Florida Marker, Fernandina Beach, Fl.

This is located on Centre Street near the old train depot in historic downtown Fernandina Beach, Florida.

The text on the marker reads as :

" In May 1777, Colonel Samuel Elbert´s Continentals landed on the North End of Amelia Island at Oldtown Bluff, approximately one mile north of Florida. A patrol engaged in a skirmish with British troops on the south end of the island. An officer, Lt. Robert Ward, was killed and two of his soldiers were wounded. In retaliation, Col. Elbert ordered houses burned and the destruction of all cattle. "

Sponsored by: Florida State Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, Anne White Stewart State Regent 1995-1997.

Latitude, Longitude

30.67126667, -81.46446667

Keywords

Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida --Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida -- Jacksonville; Revolutionary War Marker; Colonel Samuel Elbert´s Continentals; British troops; Lt. Robert Ward; Col. Elbert; Nassau County (Fl.); Historical markers -- Florida --- Fernandina Beach --- Nassau County.

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