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Camp Captain Mooney Battlefield - Jacksonville, FL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
N 30° 19.058 W 081° 44.686
17R E 428397 N 3354217
Quick Description: The historic Camp Captain Mooney Cemetery was the site of a battle during the U.S. Civil War. The dead were buried where they fell, and this cemetery that resulted was named after the Camp Captain Mooney Army Outpost where it occurred.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 9/22/2013 6:27:51 PM
Waymark Code: WMJ4JG
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 3

Long Description:
"The Camp Captain Mooney Cemetery was created on March 1, 1864 when Confederates killed in an attack on Camp Captain Mooney were buried where they fell. The camp was defended by 19 Confederates, and the attackers were 500 mounted members of the 40th Massachusetts who were returning to Jacksonville after the US defeat at Olustee.

The cemetery is now owned by the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Within the cemetery is a hand-made monument marking the location of 5 graves of unknown Confederate soldiers, a monument erected in 2001 to commemorate the battle that occurred here, and a monument and flagpole marking a Confederate veterans plot."

-- Source

According to the Find A Grave website, there are 106 graves in this cemetery.

Two markers in the cemetery provide the following information.

Marker #1:

Camp Capt. Mooney
Cemetery
Founded March 1st, 1864
Owner: Florida Division UDC
On March 1st, 1864, in this general area,
the final Battle of the Olustee Campaign was
fought. Many of the dead from the Skirmish at
Cedar Creek reside within these gates.

Marker #2:

Camp Captain Mooney Cemetery
UDC
United Daughters of the Confederacy
Florida Division
On March 1st, 1864, a running battle known as
"Skirmishes at Cedar and McGirt's Creeks, Fla"
began near Whitehouse. Still reeling from
their defeat at Olustee, five hundred men
from the 40th Massachusetts mounted
infantry overran the 19 defenders of a
small Confederate Army Outpost known
as Camp Captain Mooney.
Seven were shot dead.
Twelve were captured.
The dead were buried where they fell.
This monument commemorates the
bravery of those men who fell in
that long ago battle.

Name of Battle:
Camp Captain Mooney Battle, the final Battle of the Olustee Campaign


Name of War: U.S. Civil War

Entrance Fee: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Date(s) of Battle (Beginning): 3/1/1864

Date of Battle (End): 3/1/1864

Parking: Not Listed

Visit Instructions:
Post a photo of you and/or your GPS in front of a sign or marker posted at the site of the battle.

In addition it is encouraged to take a few photos two of the surrounding area and interesting features at the site.
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