View of earth works at Fort Gadsden - Franklin County, Florida .

View of earth works at Fort Gadsden - Franklin County, Florida .


Image Number

  • PR03172

Year

  • 1950

Series Title

General Note

  • Fort Gadsden State Historic Site in Sumatra was the site of two forts. The first fort was built on Prospect Bluff (15 miles above the Apalachicola River) by the British during the War of 1812 to train runaway slaves and Seminole Indians. When the British evacuated in 1815, the fort and its inhabitants remained. Then known as "Negro Fort" and under the control of over 300 free African Americans, it was viewed as a threat by American slave owners. Under orders from General Andrew Jackson, Lt. Colonel Duncan Clinch destroyed the fort and killed all but 30 of its occupants on 27 July 1816. Then Lt. James Gadsden rebuilt the fort soon afterwards. In the 20th Century, the site was owned by first the Florida Park Service, and then the U.S. Forest Service as part of the Apalachicola National Forest. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.

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Physical Description

  • 1 photonegative - b&w - 8 x 10 in.

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Chicago Manual of Style

View of earth works at Fort Gadsden - Franklin County, Florida . 1950. Black & white photonegative, 8 x 10 in. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/3010>, accessed 17 February 2020.

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View of earth works at Fort Gadsden - Franklin County, Florida . 1950. Black & white photonegative. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/3010>.

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(State Archives of Florida)