New Smyrna Beach in Volusia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Anniversary of Shelling by Union Gunboats
1863 - 1963
Erected by the Volusia County Historical Commission.
Location. 29° 1.621′ N, 80° 55.313′ W. Marker is in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, in Volusia County. Marker can be reached from North Riverside Drive north of Julia Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. The marker is located at Old Fort Park across from the city marina. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 North Riverside Drive, New Smyrna Beach FL 32168, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1768 British Colony of New Smyrna (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Sheldon's New Smyrna Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); To the Past... (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Andrew Turnbull (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Turnbull Canal (about 500 feet away); The New Smyrna Odyssey (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Old Stone Wharf (approx. 0.6 miles away); Old St. Rita Colored Mission Church (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in New Smyrna Beach.
More about this marker.
Regarding Anniversary of Shelling by Union Gunboats. The Sheldon House was a residence and hotel that was built atop the large coquina foundation still found at the site today.
Also see . . . Assault on New Smyrna, Florida, July 1863. This post at the "Civil War Navy Sesquicentennial Blog" offers details about the attack, which along with shelling from the Oleander and the Beauregard, involved other Union vessels and resulted in the capture or loss of Confederate ships and cargo. (Submitted on July 7, 2014, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida.)
Categories. • War, US Civil • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. This page has been viewed 359 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.