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

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.
Date Certainty
Exact
Type
Battles/Soldiers
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