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The Maple Leaf Ship just before it hit the mine off the coast of Mandarin in Jacksonville, Florida

Jacksonville’s Military Heritage: 10 Fascinating Things You Should Know

Jacksonville boasts a long and varied military history. Here are some of the most interesting highlights:   The Southernmost Battle of the Revolutionary War Was Fought in NE Florida. The Battle of Thomas Creek occurred near Yulee on May 17, 1777, when the Patriots faced off against the Loyalists, Brits, and Creek Indians. The Patriots lost.   Camp Milton Was an Important Confederate Military Base. Built to block Union forces from getting to the supply and railway center in Baldwin, Camp Milton on Jacksonville’s Westside was built in 1864 and served as Florida’s strongest Confederate field fortification. There’s a Civil …

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USS Adams Project Could Moor Downtown

Anchors Aweigh  Back In 2007, a campaign was launched to return the to Jacksonville and convert her into an interactive science and history museum. The Adams is a guided missile destroyer commissioned during the height of the , her maiden voyage being the naval blockade of during the in 1962. Following her success in that short-lived campaign, the Adams would go on to participate in over thirty years of military operations. Throughout these troubled times, she protected countless U.S. and NATO service men and women around the world. Decommissioned in 1990, having achieved her purpose in helping the U.S. win …

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