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Skirmish of American Revolution
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62
N 30° 34.003 W 081° 50.017
17R E 420058 N 3381880
Quick Description: On US 1 in Callahan
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 6/13/2012 8:02:25 PM
Waymark Code: WMEMDT
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member paintfiction
Views: 8

Long Description:
June 30th, 1778, a force of 300 American Cavalry commanded by Colonel Elijah Clarke, participating in General Robert Howe's invasion of Florida, attacked a column of British at this place (Alligator Creek Bridge), but were unable to penetrate the nearby entrenchments of 450 British Regulars and South Carolina Royalists under the command of Major James Marc Prevo. In this skirmish Colonel Clarke was wounded and the Americans withdrew. The next day the British retired in the direction of the St. Johns River.
Casualties: American 13; British 9.
Marker Number: None

Date: 1936

County: Nassau

Marker Type: Roadside

Sponsored or placed by: Jacksonville Chapter, Florida Society Sons of the American Revolution

Website: Not listed

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