This day in history

April 16, 1864, Although few land battles took place in Florida, there was naval action going on there for most of the war. The Army transport General Hunter fell victim to this action today when it strucka floating mine in the St. John’s River and was sunk. It was the second victim of a number of explosives that had been planted by the Confederates late last month; the transport Maple Leaf had been destroyed earlier.

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