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Friday, January 7, 2011

Jan. 7, 1861: Ft. Marion in St. Augustine was seized by Florida soldiers

A tweet from  DPW 
"150 years ago today, Monday Jan. 7, 1861: Ft. Marion in St. Augustine was seized by Florida soldiers."

From Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castillo_de_San_Marcos

"The Castillo de San Marcos site is the oldest masonry fort in the United States. It is located in the city of St. Augustine, Florida. Construction was begun in 1672 by the Spanish when Florida was a Spanish possession. During the twenty year period of British occupation from 1763 until 1784, the fort was renamed Fort St. Mark , and after Florida became a U.S. territory in 1821 the fort was again renamed Fort Marion, in honor of revolutionary war hero Francis Marion. In 1942 the original name Castillo de San Marcos was restored by Congress."

"In January 1861, Florida seceded from the United States in the opening months of the American Civil War. Union troops had withdrawn from the fort, leaving only one man behind as caretaker. In January 1861, Confederate troops marched on the fort. The Union soldier manning the fort refused to surrender it unless he was given a receipt for it from the Confederacy. He was given the receipt and the fort was taken by the Confederacy without a shot. Most of the artillery in the fort was sent to other forts, leaving the fort nearly defenseless. "

This beautiful model was done by Sketchycat

See it Google Earth Here

This Day in The Civil War: Jan. 6, 1861: Florida Seizes Apalachicola Arsenal

Apalachicola Arsenal

From the Civil War Preservation Trust Website

The state of Florida takes over the Apalachicola Arsenal.

According to this site: http://www.southernhistory.us/Counties/c2gadlib.htm

The building above is the Powder Magazine and one of only two structures that existed from the orginal Arsenal. Today it sits on a hospital complex.

Model by Darian Robbins of 3D Serves U

See it in Google Earth Here.

This Day in The Civil War: Jan. 4, 1861

From a tweet by DPW 
"150 years ago today, Friday, Jan. 4, 1861: Alabama state troops seized the U.S. Arsenal at Mount Vernon, Ala."
"The Mount Vernon Arsenal was a United States Army munitions depot, located on the Mobile River three miles west of Fort Stoddert, approximately 30 miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico near Mount Vernon, Alabama. Along with the Kennebec Arsenal in Augusta, Maine, it is one of the most complete antebellum arsenals surviving to the present day.[2] It was established by the United States Army in 1828 as an ordnance manufacturing base, the Mount Vernon Arsenal served as one of the US Army's main ammunition plants from its inception until the Civil War.

On January 4, 1861, troops of the Alabama state militia took possession of the arsenal on the orders of Alabama governor Andrew B. Moore.[3] The takeover from the small US Army force, commanded by Captain Jesse L. Reno, was peaceful and bloodless. After Alabama joined with other seceded states to form the Confederacy, the Arsenal was turned over to the Confederate Army for the duration of the war."

The model was created by Darian Robbins of 3D Serves U

See the Arsenal in Google Earth Here

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Fort Gaines and Fort Morgan

From a tweet by: DPW

"Also today (January 5, 1861) , Ala. troops seize Forts Morgan and Gaines at the entrance to Mobile Bay.The 2nd advance in as many days by troops from Alabama."

Fort Morgan

Fort Gaines

See Fort Morgan in Google Earth here
See Fort Gaines in Google Earth here

Models created by Jsaud