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Panama City in Bay County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)

St. Andrews Bay Skirmish

St. Andrews Bay Skirmish Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, 1993
1. St. Andrews Bay Skirmish Marker
Inscription.  The U.S. bark Roebuck, commanded by John Sherrill, was sent to St. Andrews Bay to prevent blockade running. On March 20, 1863, an 11-man scouting party landed in this vicinity to secure fresh drinking water. They were attacked by Confederates commanded by Captain W. J. Robinson. When ordered to surrender, the Union crew refused and two were killed and six wounded in the ensuing skirmish. The rest escaped to their ship. The Confederates had no casualties.
Erected 1961 by Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials. (Marker Number F-23.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is March 20, 1863.
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 30° 9.853′ N, 85° 41.242′ W. Marker was in Panama City, Florida, in Bay County. Marker was on West Beach Drive (U.S. Bus 98) just west of Fairland Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Marker was located in a pull off along the bay. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Panama City FL 32401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
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are within 6 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. The St. Andrew Bay Saltworks (approx. 0.3 miles away); John Christo, Senior (approx. ¾ mile away); The Old Sentry (approx. 0.8 miles away); Salt Kettle (approx. 0.8 miles away); Robert Lee McKenzie's Home and Office (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Gideon Versus Wainwright Case (approx. 1.9 miles away); Rosenwald High School (approx. 2.7 miles away); Site of Loftin's Ferry (approx. 5.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Panama City.
Regarding St. Andrews Bay Skirmish. Marker was replaced with F-425 St. Andrew Skirmish in 2000.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 11, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 10, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 655 times since then and 15 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on February 10, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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