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Skirmish at Cedar Creek

 
 
Skirmish at Cedar Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 10, 2013
1. Skirmish at Cedar Creek Marker
replacement for stolen marker
Inscription. On March 1, 1864, ten days after the Confederate Victory at Olustee, Union and Confederate forces met along this road in a running skirmish. The fight started 2 to 3 miles west of here, 10am, when Union forces advanced out of Camp Mooney (Ellis Rd.) to locate and test Confederate strength in their front. By noon, the outnumbered Union forces had fallen back to Cedar Creek (this location) to make a stand taking advantage of the Creek's natural barrier. The Confederate advance was greatly hampered by the marshy ground and a short, sharp fight ensued. After a half hour of fighting and being flanked by Confederate troops, Union forces continued their withdrawal. Confederate Cavalry followed until ambushed a couple of hundred yards east of here, where Capt. Winston Stephens, 2nd Fl. Calvary,(sic) was killed. Confederate Infantry then came up and fighting continued east along this road until Union troops reached the safety of their entrenchments at 3 Mile Run (McCoys Creek). No Confederate attack on Jacksonville would ever develop and within two months both sides began to transfer the bulk of their forces to other theaters. This action saw the largest number of killed and wounded of any one day in Duval County during the War Between the States.
Units Engaged
Union 4th Mass. Cavalry, 40th Mass. Mounted Infantry,
1 Batter(sic)
Skirmish at Cedar Creek Marker, looking west along Lenox Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 10, 2013
2. Skirmish at Cedar Creek Marker, looking west along Lenox Avenue
B 1st U.S. Artillery
Losses: 1 Killed, 4 Wounded, 5 Captured
Confederate 2nd FL. Cavalry, 5th Fl. Cavalry, 27th GA. Infantry,
11th S.C. Infantry Chatham Artillery
Losses: 7 Killed, 12 Wounded

 
Erected by Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp #1209.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans marker series.
 
Location. 30° 17.93′ N, 81° 45.306′ W. Marker is in Jacksonville, Florida, in Duval County. Marker is on Lenox Avenue 0.2 miles west of Lane Avenue S (State Road 103), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jacksonville FL 32205, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Don Pedro Menendez de Aviles (approx. 4.6 miles away); United States Railroad Administration Locomotive (approx. 5.2 miles away); Centennial Hall Edward Waters College (approx. 5.3 miles away); Old Brewster Hospital (approx. 5.6 miles away); Second Missionary Baptist Church of LaVilla (approx. 5.8 miles away); Historic King's Road British East Florida
Cedar Creek seen from the Lenox Avenue bridge image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 10, 2013
3. Cedar Creek seen from the Lenox Avenue bridge
(approx. 5.8 miles away); Sinking of the Maple Leaf (approx. 5.9 miles away); Villa Alexandria (approx. 6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jacksonville.
 
Also see . . .  Original Plaque -. Attention!!
this Marker has been Stolen
Reward on the Return or Information Leading to the Return of This marker
The plaque at Cedar Creek shows where a skirmish killed eight. "...plaque will serve as an on-the-spot history lesson that brings the past to life and increases awareness of "what we owe to those who came before us." (Submitted on March 19, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Current Marker is a replacement marker
    — Submitted March 19, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.

 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Marker at Cedar Creek bridge today image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 10, 2013
4. Marker at Cedar Creek bridge today
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 19, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 677 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 19, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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