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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.
 
Location. 30° 40.93′ N, 81° 26.966′ W. Marker is in Fernandina 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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort San Carlos (approx. 0.6 miles away); Plaza San Carlos
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.
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Amelia Island Lighthouse (approx. mile away); The Good Shepherd Church 1887-1966 (approx. 0.9 miles away); Fernandez Grant (approx. 0.9 miles away); Nassau County American Revolutionary War Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); New Zion Baptist Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); St. Peter's Church (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fernandina Beach.
 
Also see . . .
1. Our Premier Pirate: Luis Aury. This link provides some background information on the Battle of Amelia, September 13, 1817. (Submitted on July 20, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Pirate Louis Aury Raised the Mexican Flag Over Amelia Island. This link also provides some additional background information on the Battle of Amelia, September 13, 1817. (Submitted on July 20, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraMilitary
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 20, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,040 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 20, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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