Battle of Fort Brooke

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Battle of Fort Brooke
Began:

October 16, 1863

Ended:

October 18, 1863

Location:

Tampa, Florida

Theater:

Lower Seaboard Theater

Campaign:

Expedition to Hillsborough River

Outcome:

Union victory

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Combatants
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Naval landing force

Company A,
2nd Florida Infantry Battalion

Commanders

A.A. Semmes
Lieutenant Commander, USN

John Westcott
Captain, CSA

Strength

USS Tahoma
USS Adela

Casualties
  

Two Union ships bombarded Fort Brooke on October 16 as a diversion, while a landing party under Acting Master T.R. Harris disembarked at Ballast Point and marched 14 miles to the Hillsborough River to capture several steamers. Harris and his men surprised and captured the blockade running steamer Scottish Chief and sloop Kate Dale. The Rebels destroyed the steamer A.B. Noyes to preclude her capture. On its way back to the ship, Harris’s force was surprised by a detachment of the garrison, causing casualties. (NPS summary)

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