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Record Group Number: 900000
Series/Collection Number: M96- 21
Creator: United States. Army.
Title, Dates: Fort Clinch architectural drawings, 1847-1900.
Amount: 94.00 microfiche
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Organization/Arrangement: Numerical.
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Biographical/Historical:     In 1842 four hundred acres of Amelia Island were set aside as a military reservation upon which was built Fort Clinch.  Construction was begun in 1847 and the post was named in 1850 in honor of Brevet Brigadier General Duncan L. Clinch.  With the outbreak of the Civil War the fort was seized by Florida troops.  It was held by Confederate forces until March of 1863 when federal troops returned and garrisoned it to the close of the war.  The fort saw some auxiliary use during the Spanish-American War and was sold in March of 1929.
Summary:     The drawings provide the plan and engineering basis upon which the fort was built.  Also included are illustrations of the range and sighting charts provided for the fort's complement of guns. There are also maps which show the fort's relation to Fernandina, Amelia Island's location and the fort's relation to the mouth of the inlet.
Finding Aids: Microfiche listing available.
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Location of Originals/Duplicates: Originals are located at Fort Clinch State Park, Fernandina, Fla..
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Ownership/Custodial History: The silver master duplicate of originals is held by the Dept. of Environmental Protection.
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Subject Access Fields: Spanish-American War, 1898 Florida
Military architecture.
Maps. aat
Fernandina (Fla.)
United States History Civil War, 1861-1865
Florida History Civil War, 1861-1865
Amelia Island (Fla.)
Fort Clinch (Fernandina Beach, Fla.)
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