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Tampa in Hillsborough County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Battlefield

 
 
Battlefield Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By AGS Media, July 18, 2011
1. Battlefield Marker
Inscription.  
Site of Only Land Engagement
at Tampa between Confederate &
Union Forces, Oct. 17, 1863


A Federal detachment of 124 men from U. S. gunboat Tahoma & Steamer Adela after firing 2 blockade-runners moored upriver fell back under Confederate assault without entering the city.
-Losses-
Confederate: 6 Killed ~ ? Wounded ~ 7 Prisoners
Union: 3 Killed ~ 10 Wounded ~ 5 Prisoners

 
Erected 1957 by The Hillborough County Historical Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, US CivilWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1863.
 
Location. 27° 53.665′ N, 82° 29.246′ W. Marker is in Tampa, Florida, in Hillsborough County. Marker is on Bayshore Boulevard north of West Gandy Boulevard, on the left when traveling north. The marker stands in the median between the northbound and southbound lanes of Bayshore Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tampa FL 33611, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Bayshore Boulevard of Dreams (approx. 0.2 miles away);
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(Formerly) Jules Verne Park (approx. half a mile away); "I Pledge Allegiance..." (approx. 0.6 miles away); Convent of the Holy Names (approx. 1.4 miles away); Roosevelt Elementary School (approx. 1.6 miles away); Congregation Rodeph Sholom (approx. 1.8 miles away); Port Tampa Cemetery (approx. 2.2 miles away); Kate Jackson Recreation Center (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tampa.
 
More about this marker. The marker is capped with the Great Seal of the State of Florida.
 
Regarding Battlefield. The battle described on the marker is also known as the Battle of Ballast Point. The two Confederate blockade runners destroyed by the Union troops were the Scottish Chief and the Kate Dale. That event is commemorated by a separate historical marker "Union Raiders Burn Tampa Blockade Runners" (see the "Related Markers" link). Apparently there is some discrepancy on the exact dates involved, as that marker claims the raid upriver happened on October 18, 1863.
 
Related markers.
Battlefield Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By AGS Media, July 18, 2011
2. Battlefield Marker
In the distance to the right is the stainless steel sculpture "Family of Man" by artist Geoffrey Naylor
Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Additional keywords. Battle of Ballast Point
 
Battlefield Marker after restoration image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, August 4, 2020
3. Battlefield Marker after restoration
Battlefield Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By AGS Media, July 18, 2011
4. Battlefield Marker
In the distance is the southern end of the Bayshore Boulevard seawall balustrade and Linear Park, Hillsborough Bay, and the city of Tampa.
Battlefield Marker on new post image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, August 4, 2020
5. Battlefield Marker on new post
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 19, 2011, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. This page has been viewed 2,222 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 19, 2011, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida.   3. submitted on August 6, 2020, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.   4. submitted on July 19, 2011, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida.   5. submitted on August 6, 2020, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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