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Photographer: Mike Stroud
Caption: U.S.S. Sagamore Marker
Additional Description: "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)
Submitted: January 27, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
Database Locator Identification Number: p94272
File Size: 0.883 Megabytes
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