Orange Park in Clay County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Torpedo Warfare on the St. Johns River
Erected by Town of Orange Park and Sons of Confederate Veterans #1209.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans marker series.
Location. 30° 9.965′ N, 81° 41.727′ W. Marker is in Orange Park, Florida, in Clay County. Marker is at the intersection of Kingsley Avenue and River Road, in the median on Kingsley Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Orange Park FL 32073, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Orange Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Harriet Beecher Stowe Home (approx. 2.2 miles away); Church of Our Savior (approx. 2.6 miles away); Beluthahatchee (approx. 6.6 miles away); St. Johns County / New Switzerland Plantation (approx. 6.9 miles William Bartram Trail (approx. 7.8 miles away); William Bartram Scenic Highway (approx. 8˝ miles away); Camp Chowenwaw (approx. 8.8 miles away).
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Also see . . . Excerpt: Maple Leaf as a Union Army Transport By James W. Towart and Col. J. V. Witt, USA Ret. E. Pliny Bryan, the man who placed the mines in the St Johns River that sank the Maple Leaf, was 34 years old at the time, but he had already accomplished a great deal. He had been a planter, state legislator, spy, and army officer, a man much admired by his associates. The Bryan plantation was located in Prince George County, Maryland close to the southern boundary of Washington D. C. and the Potomac River. E. (Edward) Pliny Bryan was elected to the Maryland State Legislature in the fall of 1859 at the age of 29 as a Democrat ... (Submitted on July 28, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 31, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 28, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 695 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 28, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 4. submitted on August 12, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.