Daytona Beach in Volusia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
The War of 1812
1812 - 1815
— Tom Staed Veterans Memorial Bridge —
On June 18, 1812, the United States declared war against the United Kingdom for the British impressment of American sailors into the Royal Navy, the interception of neutral ships and blockades of the United States. The conflict resolved political and border issues between Britain, Canada and the U.S., ultimately led to the peaceful partnership that continues today.
Total Active U.S. Military 286,730
Killed in Action 2,260
Wounded in Action 4,505
Erected 2020 by City of Daytona Beach.
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War of 1812.
Location. 29° 12.625′ N, 81° 0.754′ W. Marker is in Daytona Beach, Florida, in Volusia County. Memorial is on Orange Avenue 0.1 miles east of City Island Parkway, on the right when traveling east. Marker located on the Tom Staed Veterans Memorial Bridge. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Daytona Beach FL 32114, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Military Intervention in Libya (within shouting distance of this marker); Northwest Indian War/Quasi-War/First Barbary War (within shouting Tecumseh’s War/Creek War/Second Barbary War (within shouting distance of this marker); American Revolutionary War (within shouting distance of this marker); American Indian Wars (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Operation Iraqi Freedom (about 300 feet away); Mexican-American War (about 400 feet away); Operation Enduring Freedom (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Daytona Beach.
More about this marker. Currently there are 25 historic markers, commemorating America's military conflicts, located at scenic overlooks on the bridge. Florida’s first concrete arch bridge is named after Daytona Beach’s most renowned hotelier and entrepreneur.
Also see . . .
1. War of 1812. History.com (Submitted on September 6, 2020, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
2. The War of 1812. Battlefield Trust (Submitted on September 6, 2020, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
3. William Williams. NPS: William Williams; Born as a slave on Benjamin Oden’s plantation in Prince George County, Maryland, around 1793, Frederick Hall is better known as William Williams – a man of color who fought and died defending Fort McHenry during the 1814 Battle of Baltimore. (Submitted on September 6, 2020, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 13, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 52 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 13, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.