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Yellow Bluff Fort

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Located near the mouth of the St. Johns River, this site was an important military position during the Civil War, allowing access to the inland areas of Florida's east coast. There was never an actual fort on Yellow Bluff, but an encampment that was fortified and equipped with large guns for protection. Constructed in 1862, the site was occupied by both Confederate and Union troops during the Civil War and-at its peak-housed over 250 soldiers. The site has a T-shaped earthworks and covers about 1.3 acres. Located on Yellow Bluff peninsula on the north side of the St. Johns River (on New Berlin Road). Fall is a wonderful time to visit Yellow Bluff Fort Historic State Park! Bring a picnic lunch and relax among the oak trees and relics of the Civil War. As you roam the Park, let your mind wander back to the Civil War days when Jacksonville was a key city to both sides of the struggle. The Yellow Bluff earthworks encapsulate the ambience of this important period in American culture.

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