Jacksonville in Duval County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Camp Site of the Forty-Ninth Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry
Forty-Ninth Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry
Colonel William G. Dows
War with Spain
Location. 30° 20.074′ N, 81° 39.309′ W. Marker is in Jacksonville, Florida, in Duval County. Marker is on Main Street N (State Route 5) (U.S. 1), on the right when traveling north. Located between Orange Street and Phelps Street in Confederate Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jacksonville FL 32206, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1914 United Confederate Veterans Reunion (here, next to this marker); The Monument to Women of the Southern Confederacy (within shouting distance of this marker); Florida's First African-American Insurance Company (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jacksonville Young Mens Christian Association (approx. 0.4 miles away); King’s Road Meets Apalache Trail (approx. 0.4 miles away); Old Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Home (approx. 0.4 miles away); Jacksonville Public Library (approx. 0.4 miles away); Jacksonville's 1901 Fire (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jacksonville.
Regarding Camp Site of the Forty-Ninth Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry. Mustered into the U.S. service June 2, 1898 at Des Moines, left Des Moines for Jacksonville, Fla. June 11, 1898, when it was moved to Cuba.
Also see . . .
1. The Spanish American War Centennial Website!. The 49th Iowa Volunteer Infantry Departs for Camp Cuba Libre, Jacksonville, Florida (Submitted on August 20, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. Historical sketch of the The 49th Iowa Volunteer Infantry from the 1998 Souhrada Family Newsletter. On January 1, 1899, the regiment participated in the parade of troops, and the formal ceremonies attending the lowering of the Spanish flag and the raising of the flag of the United States, in the city of Havana. (Submitted on August 20, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 20, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 591 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 21, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.