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Fernandina Beach in Nassau County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

McClure's Hill

 
 
McClure's Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 25, 2010
1. McClure's Hill Marker
Inscription.  Site of the Battle of Amelia, September 13, 1817. On this hill, Spaniards erected a battery of four brass cannon, with about 300 men, supported by two gunboats. They shelled Fernandina, held by Jared Irwin, adventurer and former Penna. congressman. His "Republic of Florida" forces numbered 94, the privateers Morgiana and St. Joseph, and the armed schooner Jupiter. Spanish gunboats commenced firing at 3:30 P.M., and the battery on this hill joined the cannonade. Guns of Fort San Carlos, on the river bluff northwest of here, and those of the St. Joseph defended Amelia Island. Cannon balls killed two and wounded other Spanish troops concentrated below this hill. Firing continued until dark. The Spanish commander, convinced he could not capture the island, withdrew his forces.
 
Erected by The General Duncan L. Clinch Historical Society of Amelia Island, Florida.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraMilitary.
 
Location. 30° 40.93′ N, 81° 26.966′ W. Marker is in Fernandina
McClure's Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 25, 2010
2. McClure's Hill Marker
View looking north along North 14th Street with both the historical marker and McClure's Hill seen on the right side of the picture.
Beach, Florida, in Nassau County. Marker is on North 14th Street south of Leon Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fernandina Beach FL 32034, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Town (approx. half a mile away); Plaza San Carlos (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fort San Carlos (approx. 0.6 miles away); The UNESCO Slave Route Project: Resistance, Liberty, Heritage (approx. 0.6 miles away); 6-Pound Cannon (approx. 0.6 miles away); Shipwreck, Slavery and Survival (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fort Clinch Military Road (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Plaza (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fernandina Beach.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 10, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 20, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,163 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 20, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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