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Fort Brooke Mass Grave

Tampa

 
 
Ft. Brooke, Mass Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2010
1. Ft. Brooke, Mass Grave Marker
Inscription. To the 102 unknown soldiers and settlers reburied here from the old U.S. Army cemetery at Fort Brooke, Mar. 24, 1981. Rest in eternal peace.

Through the efforts of the city of Tampa and Tampa Historical Society.
 
Location. 27° 57.269′ N, 82° 27.426′ W. Marker is in Tampa, Florida, in Hillsborough County. Marker can be reached from East Harrison Street near North Morgan Street. Touch for map. Located adjacent to the Sexton Cottage, Oaklawn Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Tampa FL 33602, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tampa Native Americans (here, next to this marker); 29 Sea Captains and Mariners (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate States Soldiers and Sailors (within shouting distance of this marker); Victims of the Yellow Fever (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S.S. Sagamore (within shouting distance of this marker); Kennedy (within shouting distance of this marker); Oaklawn Cemetery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pioneer Priests' Graves (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tampa.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Fort Brooke Battery
 
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Ft. Brooke, Mass Grave Marker, shares location with Tampa Native Americans marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 9, 2010
2. Ft. Brooke, Mass Grave Marker, shares location with Tampa Native Americans marker
Ft. Brooke, Mass Grave. There are two mass graves at Oaklawn Cemetery. Both are in the Northeast Section. One, adjacent to the Sexton Cottage, contains the remains of 102 settlers and soldiers that were originally interred at Ft. Brooke, the U.S Army fort near the mouth of the Hillsborough River that was the first European settlement in the area. Founded in 1824, Ft. Brooke was abandoned as a military post in 1832, by which time the settlement of Tampa had taken root.(Historic Guides and the Tampa Historical Society)
 Fort Brooke. would serve as a major outpost on Florida's Suncoast during all three Seminole Indian Wars and the Civil War. (Submitted on February 14, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
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Ft. Brooke, Mass Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 9, 2010
3. Ft. Brooke, Mass Grave Marker
Here Lies The Remains
Of Four Unknown Soldiers
U.S.Army 4th Infantry
Fort Brooke
Who Died circa 1825
Reinterred at Oaklawn 1996
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 15, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 14, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,541 times since then and 77 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 14, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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