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Fort Brooke-Confederate Battery

 
 
Fort Brooke-Confederate Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, 1993
1. Fort Brooke-Confederate Battery Marker
Inscription.  
Fort Brooke (Tampa)
Established 1824 by Col. George M. Brooke 4th US Infantry, east bank Hillsborough river. Prominent as Army Headquarters Seminole Indian Wars of 1835-42 & 1855-58.


Confederate Battery
A parapet mounted by three 24-pounders & two 6-pound field pieces located across river (site US Custom House) repulsed landings on three occasions from Fedral gunboats following bombing of Tampa June 30, July 1, 1862-Oct. 16 & Dec. 25, 1863.

 
Erected 1968 by Hillsborough County Historical Commission.
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 27° 56.447′ N, 82° 27.576′ W. Marker was in Tampa, Florida, in Hillsborough County. Marker was at the intersection of Bayshore Boulevard and Hyde Park Place, on the right when traveling north on Bayshore Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Tampa FL 33606, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Jose Gasparilla (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bayshore Boulevard (within shouting distance of this marker);

Fort Brooke-Confederate Battery Marker post image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, 2017
2. Fort Brooke-Confederate Battery Marker post
Dominican Proto-Martyrs of America (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); World's First Scheduled Commercial Airline (about 300 feet away); Site of Mirabella Fish Company (about 700 feet away); Captain Joseph Fry (was approx. 0.2 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Hutchinson House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Fort Brooke (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tampa.
 
More about this marker. Marker is gone though post and cap remain.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US CivilWars, US Indian
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on February 20, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 18, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 18, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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