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Fort Gardiner
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62
N 27° 56.727 W 081° 25.436
17R E 458296 N 3091231
Quick Description: Located on Camp Mack Rd at Rosalie Blvd.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 12/24/2017 7:39:24 PM
Waymark Code: WMXC4B
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member the federation
Views: 1

Long Description:
A few miles east of here, on the banks of the Kissimmee River stood Fort Gardiner. Named for Captain George Washington Gardiner who died in the Dade Massacre in 1835. Established December 2, 1837 by Colonel Zachary Taylor on his march to the Battle of Okeechobee. Designated as the Headquarters, First Brigade, Army South of the Withlacoochee; it was used in 1838 by the Fourth and Sixth Infantry. Following the battle, the wounded were brought to this depot and sent forward to Tampa on January 1, 1838.
Marker Number: None

Date: None

County: Polk

Marker Type: Roadside

Sponsored or placed by: The Polk County Historical Commission

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