“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Callahan in Nassau County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)

Skirmish of American Revolution

Skirmish of American Revolution Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, September 8, 2011
1. Skirmish of American Revolution Marker
Inscription.  June 30th, 1778, a force of 300 American Cavalry commanded by Colonel Elijah Clarke, participating in General Robert Howe's invasion of Florida, attacked a column of British at this place (Alligator Creek Bridge), but were unable to penetrate the nearby entrenchments of 450 British Regulars and South Carolina Royalists under the command of Major James Marc Prevo. In this skirmish Colonel Clarke was wounded and the Americans withdrew. The next day the British retired in the direction of the St. Johns River.
Casualties: American 13; British 9.
Erected 1936 by Jacksonville Chapter, Florida Society Sons of the American Revolution.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Sons of the American Revolution series list. A significant historical date for this entry is June 30, 1778.
Location. 30° 34.003′ N, 81° 50.017′ W. Marker is in Callahan, Florida, in Nassau County. Marker is on Kings Road (U.S. 1) just north of North Brandies Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Marker is on
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the shore of Alligator Creek. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Callahan FL 32011, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Historic Florida Railroad (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pine Forest Community High School (approx. half a mile away); Battle of Thomas Creek (approx. 4.8 miles away); Freedom is Not Free (approx. 7 miles away); Sky Soldiers (approx. 7 miles away); Navy Seabees (approx. 7 miles away); The Carillon (approx. 7 miles away); The Ultimate Sacrifice (approx. 7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Callahan.
Also see . . .  Battle of Alligator Creek. (Submitted on May 5, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 5, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 229 times since then and 135 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on May 5, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.
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