Historic Markers Across Florida

St. Andrews Bay Skirmish

Marker ID: FLHM 
Location: on Business 98 between Fairland & Friendship Aves.
County: Bay
Coordinates: N 30° 9.862    W 85° 41.252
  30.16436666    -85.68247
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


The U.S. bark Roebuck, commanded by John Sherrill, was sent to St. Andrews Bay to prevent blockade running. On March 20, 1863, and 11-man scouting party landed in this vicinity to secure fresh drinking water. They were attacked by Confederates commanded by Captain W. J. Robinson. When ordered to surrender, the Union crew refused and two were killed and six wounded in the ensuing skirmish. The rest escaped to their ship. The Confederates had no casualties. Sponsors: Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials


City: Panama City, FL