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McClure's Hill
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
N 30° 40.928 W 081° 26.965
17R E 456954 N 3394461
Quick Description: The McClure's Hill historical marker in Fernandina Beach designates the site of the Battle of Amelia on September 13, 1817, when the Northern adventurers routed the Spaniards who shelled old Fernandina (Old Town) from this hill.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 7/20/2008 6:03:59 AM
Waymark Code: WM482N
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member tiki-4
Views: 39

Long Description:
The marker text reads as follows: "Site of the Battle of Amelia, September 13, 1817. On this hill, Spaniards erected a battery of four brass cannon. With about 300 men, supported by two gunboats, they shelled Fernandina, held by Jared Irwin, adventurer and former Penna. Congressman. His "Republic of Florida" forces numbered 94, the privateers Morciana and St. Joseph, and the armed schooner Jupiter. Spanish gunboats commenced firing at 3:30 P.M., and the battery on this hill joined the cannonade. Guns of Fort San Carlos, on the river bluff northwest of here, and those of the St. Joseph defended Amelia Island. Cannon balls killed two and wounded other Spanish troops concentrated below this hill. Firing continued until dark. The Spanish commander, convinced he could not capture the island, withdrew his forces."

Marker Number: None

Date: None

County: Nassau

Marker Type: Roadside

Sponsored or placed by: The General Duncan L. Clinch Historical Society of Amelia Island, Florida

Website: [Web Link]

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