Near Pensacola Beach in Escambia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Dueling with Confederates
—Fort Pickens —
"For the number and caliber of guns and weight of metal brought into action it would rank with the heaviest bombardments in the world"
Confederate Gen. Braxton Bragg
Erected by the National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
Location. 30° 19.704′ N, 87° 17.431′ W. Marker is near Pensacola Beach, Florida, in Escambia County. Marker can be reached from Fort Pickens Road 9.8 miles west of Pensacola Beach Boulevard (State Road 399). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Fort Pickens Road, Gulf Breeze FL 32561, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking Beefing Up Defenses (here, next to this marker); Swatting Mosquitoes (here, next to this marker); Step Back in History (within shouting distance of this marker); Deadly Explosion (within shouting distance of this marker); Converting a Cannon (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort within a Fort (about 400 feet away); Apache Prisoners (about 700 feet away); Colonial Power Struggle (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pensacola Beach.
Also see . . . Wikipedia article about Fort McKee and the November 1861 battle. (Submitted on January 2, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Categories. • Forts, Castles • War, US Civil • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 2, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 433 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 2, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. 5, 6. submitted on January 3, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.