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Confederates evacuate St. Augustine, Florida and U.S. naval units land peacefully the next day

Saint Augustine, Florida, circa 1865, zoomable image
03/11/1862 to 03/12/1862
All Confederate forces had left Saint Augustine, Florida on Tuesday evening, along with around five hundred civilians.  The remaining citizens, many Union symphathizers, met the next day with Commander C. R. P. Rodgers of the U.S.S. Wabash whose Marines and Army troops occupied the town without firing a shot.  Commodore Du Pont's main forces arrived nine days later.  (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.
Steve Rajtar, Kelly Goodman, A Guide to Historic St. Augustine, Florida (Charleston, SC: The History Press, 2007), 35.

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