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The Union garrison on Santa Rosa Island in Florida beats off a Confederate attack on Fort Pickens

Civil War Battle, iconic image
10/09/1861
In the early hours of the morning a 1200-man Confederate force under General Richard Anderson landed on the Santa Rosa barrier island outside of Pensacola Bay in an attempt to capture Fort Pickens. Anderson's men overan the 6th New York Regiment's camp east of the fort but reinforcements arrived and compelled them to withdraw and suffer heavy casualties as they retook to their boats.  The New Yorkers lost 67 men killed, wounded, or captured while the attackers lost at least 40 men killed.  General Anderson was among the seriously wounded.  (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation: 
Chronicles of the Great Rebellion Against the United States of America (Philadelphia, PA: A. Winch, 1867), 12-13. 

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