Fort Clinch, Fernandina and the Civil War (Paperback)

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Even though Fernandina was tucked away in the far southern reaches of the Confederacy, Fort Clinch had been abandoned to Federal forces by March 1862. It proved a boon to the Union war effort, and the island became a haven for runaway slaves, with many joining the Federal army. The military occupation of this vital seaport helped end the war, and the Reconstruction period that followed bore witness to Union and Confederate veterans working together to bring Fernandina into a golden era of prosperity. Author and local historian Frank A. Ofeldt III captures the vital and under-told story of Amelia Island during the Civil War.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781467145961
ISBN-10: 1467145963
Publisher: History Press
Publication Date: August 10th, 2020
Pages: 144
Language: English