Historic Markers Across Florida



Battlefield - Civil War Skirmish



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Location: Bayshore Boulevard & Hawthorne Road, Tampa
County: Hillsborough
Coordinates: N 27° 53.666    W 082° 29.248
  27.89443333    -82.48746666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM21G9
 



Text:

Site of the only land encampment at Tampa between Confederate & Union Forces, Oct. 17, 1863.

A federal detachment of 124 men from U.S. gunboat Tahoma & Steamer Adela after firing 2 blockade-runners moored up the river fell back under Confederate assault without entering the city.

-Losses-
Confederate: 6 Killed - ? Wounded - 7 Prisoners
Union: 3 Killed - 10 Wounded - 5 Prisoners

Hillsborough County Historic Commission - 1957


Notes:

City: Tampa, FL