Yellow Bluff Fort Cannons - Jacksonville, FL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
Assisted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Biologist Marine
N 30° 23.981 W 081° 33.339
17R E 446624 N 3363205
Quick Description: The site of the Yellow Bluff Fort, now the Yellow Bluff Fort Historic State Park, still retains the trenches and earthworks built by Confederates. There are four Civil War cannons on display at this site.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 5/29/2010 5:38:39 PM
Waymark Code: WM8Y3X
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member PTCrazy
Views: 7
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 Yellow Bluff Fort - Jacksonville, FL - posted by Biologist Marine

Long Description:
The four cannons in the park surround the trenches and earthworks that make up the "fort".

A marker at the site reads as follows:

Dedicated to the memory of the Confederate soldiers who defended Jacksonville, 1861-1865.

Yellow Bluff Fort

A Confederate earthworks designed and located by General Robert E. Lee as one of a series of forts for the defense of the Saint Johns River. This fort was occupied by both Confederate and Union forces during the course of the war and is today in its original state.

Erected by the United Daughters of the Confederacy
Martha Reid Chapter
Jacksonville Chapter
Annie Perdue Sebring Chapter
Alexander H. Stephens Chapter
Mary Holland McCleary Chapter
Robert E. Lee Chapter

Site Donated by the North Shore Corporation 1950

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From the Florida State Parks website:

"Located near the mouth of the St. Johns River, this site was an important military position during the Civil War, allowing access to the inland areas of Florida's east coast. There was never an actual fort on Yellow Bluff, but an encampment that was fortified and equipped with large guns for protection. Constructed in 1862, the site was occupied by both Confederate and Union troops during the Civil War and-at its peak-housed over 250 soldiers. The site has a T-shaped earthworks and covers about 1.3 acres. Located on Yellow Bluff peninsula on the north side of the St. Johns River (on New Berlin Road). "

What type of artillery is this?: Cannons

Where is this artillery located?: Park

Cost?: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Artillery is no longer operational: yes

Still may work: no

Are there any geocaches at this location?:
Not anymore.


What military of the world used this device?: Not listed

Date artillery was in use: Not listed

Date artillery was placed on display: Not listed

Parking location to view this Waymark: Not Listed

Visit Instructions:
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