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Lost Church, Lost Battlefield, Lost Cemetery, Lost War
« on: March 01, 2010, 05:26:47 AM »
Lost Church, Lost Battlefield, Lost Cemetery, Lost War



The story of the loss and rediscovery by the Metro Jacksonville team, of Brick Church, and it's Battlefield, and Cemetery from the long ago Civil War. Discovered not 500 feet from I-95, in Downtown Jacksonville.

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http://www.metrojacksonville.com/article/2010-mar-lost-church-lost-battlefield-lost-cemetery-lost-war

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Re: Lost Church, Lost Battlefield, Lost Cemetery, Lost War
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2010, 07:24:14 AM »
Has MJ contacted Joel's office about this?

What a wonderful find.  I am amazed.

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Re: Lost Church, Lost Battlefield, Lost Cemetery, Lost War
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2010, 07:52:15 AM »
curious as to why no sources or citations are referenced.

hard to tell what was lost, what's a new discovery, and what's been known....
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Re: Lost Church, Lost Battlefield, Lost Cemetery, Lost War
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2010, 08:02:36 AM »
well...if it is known, it sure isn't treasured...why wouldn't a city set aside a site as significant as this?

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« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2010, 08:36:19 AM »
Wow.  What an amazing story!

I can't wait to see what may become of this descovery.
« Last Edit: March 02, 2010, 09:17:49 AM by Jason »

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Re: Lost Church, Lost Battlefield, Lost Cemetery, Lost War
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2010, 08:38:35 AM »
This was during the first occupation of Jacksonville in 1862?

Interesting stuff. I do wish that there was some sort of tag on the photo so we knew what we were looking at.

Another interesting civil war site in jax is Yellow Bluff. It was held for a time by the famous Mass 54th.

Another thing I would be interested to find out, are there any remnants of the fortifications that the ACoE started to build around the city in 1864ish?

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Re: Lost Church, Lost Battlefield, Lost Cemetery, Lost War
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2010, 09:03:10 AM »
This city has had issues with historical sites. Nothing new.

This site though should be saved.

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Re: Lost Church, Lost Battlefield, Lost Cemetery, Lost War
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2010, 10:17:45 AM »
This city has had issues with historical sites. Nothing new.

This site though should be saved.

I agree 100%. As I have said before on here. There has to be a massive amount of lost civil war history in Jacksonville. I have found 3 ring civil war era bullets in Riverside, Downtown and Springfield. If that's not evidence of civil war activity I don't know what is.



« Last Edit: March 01, 2010, 10:33:43 AM by samiam »

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Re: Lost Church, Lost Battlefield, Lost Cemetery, Lost War
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2010, 10:30:16 AM »
curious as to why no sources or citations are referenced.

hard to tell what was lost, what's a new discovery, and what's been known....


The battlefield itself, the church and the war were all lost to anyone living today. Apparently there has never been any effort to preserve any of the above, perhaps because the participants returning from such hell holes as Gettysburg, Atlanta or Kennesaw later in the war, had a hard time even considering such an action a battle.

As for historical citations, as with anything you will see me write on the war, everything is taken straight from the "Official Records of the War of The Rebellion, both the Army and Naval series."  JU has a complete set available for public use, the downtown library also has some of the records.

The books are arranged by state or territory, and then by year and month. Each is at least as big as a family Bible, and there are well over 100 volumes... so enjoy!


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Re: Lost Church, Lost Battlefield, Lost Cemetery, Lost War
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2010, 10:38:25 AM »
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I have found 3 ring civil war era bullets in Riverside, Downtown and Springfield.

If they look like this...  They are called a Minie ball

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Re: Lost Church, Lost Battlefield, Lost Cemetery, Lost War
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2010, 10:39:15 AM »
I have heard rumors that there was a civil war POW camp and a fort over in Riverside. I think the fort was were the YMCA is now.

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« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2010, 10:42:02 AM »
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I have found 3 ring civil war era bullets in Riverside, Downtown and Springfield.

If they look like this... They are called a Minnie ball



Yep


I called them bullets because every one knows what a bullet is. They are 58 cal. Big hunks of lead. I also found a clay pipe and some Indian pottery shards in the same area.
« Last Edit: March 01, 2010, 10:55:57 AM by samiam »

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Re: Lost Church, Lost Battlefield, Lost Cemetery, Lost War
« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2010, 11:02:48 AM »
Why post the picture of the recent dog skeleton?
When all else fails hug the dog.

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« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2010, 11:04:29 AM »
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Fight at the "Brick Church." On March 17 the Union artillery commenced a cross fire from their intrenchments upon a portion of Major Brevard's battalion at the "Brick Church." The Confederates held their position for about two hours, when the Federals appeared in force. A sharp engagement followed, and the Federals were driven back.
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Re: Lost Church, Lost Battlefield, Lost Cemetery, Lost War
« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2010, 11:06:36 AM »
Why post the picture of the recent dog skeleton?
That's what I thought, Then I thought, I guess someone is using it as a pet cemetery  ???