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Heidder, G.H. (fl. 1861-1865) [Drawing of Fort Marion (Castillo de San Marcos) in St. Augustine, Florida]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03953.03 Author/Creator: Heidder, G.H. (fl. 1861-1865) Place Written: St. Augustine, Florida Type: Sketch Date: circa 1862-1865 Pagination: 2 p. ; 30 x 19.5 cm.

The drawing shows an east side view of Fort Marion, which was controlled by the Confederacy during the Civil War. On the back is a note describing the fort, it's building material (coquina) made from crushed shells and its construction by the Spanish, who completed it in 1756. The fort was originally named the Castillo de San Marcos (and renamed Fort Marion by the United States after it acquired Florida) and has served as a National Park Service site, the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, since 1924. The note is addressed to Emeline and signed "your Absent Hewsband."

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