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Gen. Robert E. Lee, C.S.A.

 
 
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1. Gen. Robert E. Lee, C.S.A. Marker
Inscription. In 1848 a Board of Engineers with Lt. Col. Robert E. Lee, USA as recording officer visited Fort Brooke (Tampa). Aboard the Schooner Phenix they made a survey of Tampa Bay; requested government reservation of the bay keys and erection of defense works on Egmont Key.
 
Erected 1969 by Tampa Chapter 113 UDC - John T. Lesley - Sunny South Guard Camp SCV - Vallie H. Perry Chapter UDC - Jesse Carter Tyner Chapter UDC - Julia Harrison Norris Chapter UDC - Isaac I. Moody Chapter UDC.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans, and the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
 
Location. 27° 56.887′ N, 82° 27.676′ W. Marker is in Tampa, Florida, in Hillsborough County. Marker is on North Ashley Drive south of East Twiggs Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. The marker is located in Nations Bank Park Plaza, overlooking the Hillsborough River in downtown Tampa. 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. Hillsborough River Ferry (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); 400th Anniversary of the Landing of Panfilo de Narvaez (about
Gen. Robert E. Lee, C.S.A. Marker image. Click for full size.
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2. Gen. Robert E. Lee, C.S.A. Marker
600 feet away); The Spanish Fort (about 700 feet away); Fort Brooke Battery (about 800 feet away); Tampa Bay Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tampa Bay Hotel, 1891 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Teco Energy's Tampa Electric Company (approx. 0.2 miles away); Courthouse Square (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tampa.
 
More about this marker. The marker is capped with the logo of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.
 
Regarding Gen. Robert E. Lee, C.S.A.. Egmont Key is an island on the Gulf of Mexico at the mouth of Tampa Bay. At the time of the Lee survey, the only thing built on Egmont Key was a lighthouse. The "defense works" recommended by the survey would be built, but not until the Spanish-American War. Fort Dade was situated on Egmont Key to defend Tampa Bay against possible attack.

Today, Egmont Key is a National Wildlife Refuge and State Park, and the island is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Much of Fort Dade's fortifications have been undermined by beach erosion, and
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By Robert Cole, December 6, 2012
3. Gen. Robert E. Lee, C.S.A. Marker
Historic Tampa Hotel (site of the Civil War era Fort Brooke) can be seen in the distance on the other side of the river from the marker and Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park.
have crumbled into the gulf.
 
Also see . . .
1. Civil War Florida: Mullet Key and Robert E. Lee. Southern writer and historian Dale Cox shares information on and discusses the events of the Civil War in Florida. (Submitted on December 17, 2012, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.) 

2. Robert Edward Lee. Biography and photos. Lee was a Member of the Board of Engineers for Atlantic Coast Defenses, September 8, 1845 - March 13, 1848. (Submitted on December 22, 2012, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.) 
 
Additional keywords. Nations Bank Park Plaza
 
Categories. MilitaryNotable PersonsWar, US Civil
 
Gen. Robert E. Lee, C.S.A. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Robert Cole, December 6, 2012
4. Gen. Robert E. Lee, C.S.A. Marker
Panoramic image of downtown Tampa and area surrounding the marker.
Lt. Col. Robert E. Lee Around Age 43 image. Click for more information.
By Mathew Brady, circa 1850
5. Lt. Col. Robert E. Lee Around Age 43
Robert E. Lee, much as he appeared before and during the Mexican War when he had no beard.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 5, 2010, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. This page has been viewed 1,148 times since then and 124 times this year. Last updated on December 17, 2012, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 5, 2010, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida.   3, 4. submitted on December 17, 2012, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.   5. submitted on December 21, 2012, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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