Jacksonville in Duval County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Camp Captain Mooney Cemetery
On March 1st, 1864, a running battle known as
"Skirmishes at Cedar and McGirt’s Creeks, Fla"
began near Whitehouse. Still reeling from
their defeat at Olustee, five hundred men
from the 40th Massachusetts Mounted
Infantry overran the 19 defenders of a
small Confederate Army outpost known
as Camp Captain Mooney.
Seven were shot dead,
twelve were captured.
The dead were buried where they fell.
This monument commemorates the
bravery of those men who fell in
that long ago battle.
Erected by United Daughters of the Confederacy, Florida Division.
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is March 1, 1864.
Location. 30° 19.069′ N, 81° 44.622′ W. Marker is in Jacksonville, Florida, in Duval County. Memorial can be reached from the intersection of Ellis Road South and Harrold Avenue, on the right when travelingTouch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 538 Ellis Road S, Jacksonville FL 32254, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. All Those That Fought (within shouting distance of this marker); Camp Capt. Mooney Cemetery (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Van Zant House (approx. 1.3 miles away); Skirmish at Cedar Creek (approx. 1˝ miles away); Murrary Hill (approx. 1.9 miles away); Riverside Avondale Historic District (approx. 2 miles away); Birth of the Allman Brothers Band (approx. 3 miles away); Don Pedro Menendez de Aviles (approx. 3.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jacksonville.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 23, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 109 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 23, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.