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Record Group Number: 000510
Series/Collection Number: .S 1319
Creator: Florida. Division of Recreation and Parks.
Title, Dates: Fort Clinch exhibit materials, 1765, 1820-1940.
Amount: 1.50 cubic ft.
Medium Included: photographs
Organization/Arrangement: Unarranged.
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Biographical/Historical:     Four-hundred and twenty acres on Amelia Island were set aside in 1842 for the purpose of establishing a military post. Construction began on a fort in 1847 and continued through the outbreak of the Civil War.  In 1850, the fort was named in honor of Brevet Brigadier General Duncan L. Clinch.  Florida state officials seized the property in 1861 and placed it under Confederate control until March, 1863, when it was regarrisoned by Federal troops.  In March, 1929, the fort was sold as it was no longer needed for military purposes.
Summary:     The series contains exhibit materials from Fort Clinch State Park in Fernandina (Nassau County), Florida.  It contains many documents relating to the Civil War, the history of Fernandina, and the history of Fort Clinch.  Among the various items are: seventeen issues of the Southern Illustrated News, (April-November 1863), published in Richmond, Virginia; an enrollment list of the Fernandina volunteers, 1861, signed by future Confederate General Joseph Finegan; a muster roll of field, staff, and company officers of Colonel Joseph Finegan, Fort Clinch, April to November 1861; time roll of laborers employed at Fort Clinch, 1862-1863; estimate on costs of building a Florida ship canal; a broadside for a "Moonlight Excursion" on the Steamer Martha, August 17, 1886; clippings relating to the Civilian Conservation Corps Camp at Fernandina; copies of telegraph messages from 1861 relating to Florida's secession; a diary fragment detailing work done on Fort Clinch in 1865; and letters from 1866, regarding construction of Fort Clinch.
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Subject Access Fields: Confederate States of America. Army.  --Fernandina Volunteers.
Steamboats Florida
Fortification Florida
Diaries. aat
Muster rolls. aat
Maps. aat
Florida History Civil War, 1861-1865
Fort Clinch State Park (Fla.)
Nassau County (Fla.)
Fernandina (Fla.)
East Florida.
Added Entries Finegan, Joseph, 1814-1885