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Commodore Du Pont moves on Saint Augustine, Florida and finds U.S. Marines already there

Saint Augustine, Florida, circa 1865, zoomable image
03/21/1862
Commodore Du Pont's landing at Saint Augustine, Florida found that United States Marines and Army units from the U.S.S. Wabash had landed ten days before without firing a shot and occupied the installations there, including the ancient Spanish Castillo de San Marcos (Fort Marion) and the Saint Francis Barracks on Marine Street.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
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: 64-65.

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