Camp Milton
Jacksonville, FL

Photos/Text courtesy of Richard Edling, Philadelphia, PA
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1. Camp Milton
2. Civil War Florida: Beauregard at Camp Milton, Florida
3. - Camp Milton Historic Preserve, Florida
4. Jacksonville's Camp Milton a little-known Civil War jewel -

In 1864, Camp Milton was a key Confederate installation aimed at blocking Union advances toward Baldwin, a supply center and railhead. Florida was a big supplier of cattle, salt and other goods to the Confederate army.

Although no major battles were fought on the grounds, Camp Milton served as a base for skirmishes between the 8,000 Confederate troops and 12,000 Union soldiers in Jacksonville, about a dozen miles to the east.

Soldiers and slaves built massive wooden defenses, preventing the Union Army's spread into the interior of north Florida. 


(2010) Enlarge Entrance to Camp Milton
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(2010) Enlarge Jacksonville Civil War interpretive marker



(2010) Enlarge The domes mark locations of soldiers' fire pits

(2010) Enlarge Fire pits

(2010) Enlarge Life Under Siege interpretive marker

  (2010) Enlarge The Third Union Invasion interpretive marker

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