On the northern Florida coast, Union forces capture Fernandina and Fort Clinch on Amelia Island
Combined Union forces had sailed from Port Royal, South Carolina four days before under Commodore Samuel Du Pont and Brigadier General Horatio G. Wright to invest Fernandina on Amelia Island and nearby Fort Clinch, the northern-most Confederate base in Florida. The U.S.S. Ottawa entered the harbor at Fernandina and found all Confederate forces gone. Fort Clinch was a Union coastal strongpoint for the rest of the war. (By John Osborne)
Frank Moore, ed., The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives, Illustrative Incidents, Poetry, Etc. (New York: G.P. Putnam, 1862), IV: 48.