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Chimney Park


  1. Benches
  2. Historical Marker
  3. Parking
The park is centered around the remnants of a brick chimney, once part of the steam power plant for the Hyer-Knowles Planing Mill. When Confederate General Braxton Bragg evacuated his forces from Pensacola in March 1862, he was given a “scorched earth” command by Secretary of War Judah P. Benjamin: Destroy all machinery private and public, which could be useful to the enemy: especially disable the sawmills in and around the Bay. After the machinery was stripped from the mill, it was burned on March 10. However, the Confederate barges on which they loaded the equipment were sunk during a thunderstorm on the same night.

benches, historical marker, parking
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