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Historic Dedication: Fort Hatch

A JHS February Co-sponsored Event

Did you know there used to be a wall around Jacksonville? During the Civil War, the Union army built a wall around the then, much smaller city of Jacksonville. Its purpose was to defend the important port city from further attack by the Confederate army. Ft. Hatch was an important strongpoint in the wall’s network.

Beginning in 2013, the all-volunteer Cowford Archaeological Research Society led an archaeological excavation documenting the existence of Ft. Hatch. They, in collaboration with the Jacksonville Historical Society, are proud to announce the dedication of the Ft. Hatch historical marker. This marker will memorialize the wall, the fort and the men who served there, for the knowledge of future generations.

The Cowford Archaeological Research Society and the Jacksonville Historical Society would be honored if you would join us for the dedication ceremony.

  • When: Thursday, February 15, 2018
  • Time: 1:30 PM
  • Location: Lee & Cates Glass, at 800 W. Adams Street.
  • Ample parking is available on the Lee & Cates property.

For more information, contact George Burns, at, or at 904-402-2223, or you may contact the Jacksonville Historical Society.

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