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U.S.S. Sagamore

 
 
U.S.S. Sagamore Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2010
1. U.S.S. Sagamore Marker
"U.S.S. Sagamore marker - Most people are unaware that several small Civil War skirmishes were fought in the vicinity of Tampa. On July 2, 1862, the Confederate commander of Fort Brooke, John W. Pearson, wrote an account of the U.S.S. Sagamore's attempt to reoccupy Tampa. During that engagement, one of the Sagamore's shells landed in Oaklawn Cemetery, which is significantly north of Fort Brooke's position. It is possible that the shell which landed in the cemetery was fired at the rear guard Pearson placed with his ammunition and materiel."(Historic Guides and the Tampa Historical Society)
Inscription.
During the Civil War
the USS Sagamore on
June 30 - July 1, 1862
bombarded Tampa. An
8 inch shell landed
in the cemetery.

 
Location. 27° 57.243′ N, 82° 27.437′ W. Marker is in Tampa, Florida, in Hillsborough County. Marker is on East Harrison Street near North Morgan Street, on the left. Click for map. Located at the Oaklawn Cemetery, East Harrison Street entrance, just inside the gate. Marker is in this post office area: Tampa FL 33602, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Confederate States Soldiers and Sailors (within shouting distance of this marker); Victims of the Yellow Fever (within shouting distance of this marker); 29 Sea Captains and Mariners (within shouting distance of this marker); Tampa Native Americans (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Brooke Mass Grave (within shouting distance of this marker); Kennedy (within shouting distance of this marker); Oaklawn Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Harlem Academy School #2 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Tampa.
 
Also see . . .
1. Naval Historical Center : U.S. NAVY SHIPS --. USS Sagamore (1861-1865), a 691-ton Unadilla class screw steam gunboat... (Submitted on January 27, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
U.S.S. Sagamore Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, January 9, 2010
2. U.S.S. Sagamore Marker
 

2. More on the Sesquicentennial. Photo gallery (Submitted on July 2, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Additional comments.
1.
The Sagamore carried 1 only 11" smoothbore (Dahlgren) 2 24lb. smoothbore's and 2 20lb. Parrot Rifles there fore the exploding type ball that rolled into Oaklawn Cemetery was close to 11" not 8" and of course it did not explode as a blacksmith recovered it and emptied it of it's valuable black powder. Our organization, The Tampa 1st U. S. Volunteer Cavalry "Rough Rider" Regiment has, incidently, recovered this cannon ball from the folks that had kept it all these years.Please correct your records.
    — Submitted August 11, 2016, by Brigadier General Carlo Charles Spicola jr of Tampa, Florida 33605.

 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesMilitaryWar, US Civil
 
U.S.S. Sagamore Marker, as seen from the East Harrison Street gate Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, June 30, 2012
3. U.S.S. Sagamore Marker, as seen from the East Harrison Street gate
U.S.S. Sagamore Marker, 150 year Observance of the Sagamore shelling (Battle of Tampa) Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, June 30, 2012
4. U.S.S. Sagamore Marker, 150 year Observance of the Sagamore shelling (Battle of Tampa)
Marker seen at left
150 year Observance Ceremony of U.S.S. Sagamore shelling image, Click for more information
By Mike Stroud, June 30, 2012
5. 150 year Observance Ceremony of U.S.S. Sagamore shelling
Ceremony includes Miss Rachael Bruce singing the National Anthem, Florida State Song and Dixie
Also included was the reading of the Battle Report of Captain James Pearson (CSA),Ft. Brooke Post Commander, from official records and Tribute to Capt. James Gettis, Co. B, 7th Florida Infantry, prominent Tampa Citizen...and more
Click for more information.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,644 times since then and 210 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on August 30, 2016.
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