Historic Markers Across Florida



Chase Street



Marker ID:  
Location: on Chase Street at Palafox Street, Pensacol
County: Escambia
Coordinates: N 30° 24.861    W 087° 12.948
  30.41435    -87.2158
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



Text:

Col. Wm. H. Chase, Construction Engineer, Pensacola Harbor defenses (Forts McRee, Barrancas, Redoubt, Pickens 1828-54.) Captured Navy Yard for Florida Forces, Jan. 12, 1861. Ordered to West Point 1856, resigned. Commission to become President Alabama-Florida R.R. Appointed Major-General Commanding State Troops. Pensacola 1861. Died at home SW Corner Palafox and \Vright Sts. Feb. 8, 1870. Chase Street commemorates his name.

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