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A platted town was established there in 1822, a year after the United States gained Florida from Spain; it was named after Andrew Jackson, the first military governor of the Florida Territory and seventh President of the United States.
Harbor improvements since the late 19th century have made Jacksonville a major military and civilian deep-water port.
The city was blockaded by Union forces, who gained control of nearby Fort Clinch.
Though no battles were fought in Jacksonville proper, the city changed hands several times between Union and Confederate forces.
This highlighted the visibility of the state as a worthy place for tourism.
The city's tourism, however, was dealt major blows in the late 19th century by yellow fever outbreaks.
On September 20, 1565, a Spanish force from the nearby Spanish settlement of St.
Augustine attacked Fort Caroline, and killed nearly all the French soldiers defending it.
As a result, the northeastern Florida area prospered economically more than it had under the Spanish.In the Skirmish of the Brick Church in 1862, Confederates won their first victory in the state. In February 1864 Union forces left Jacksonville and confronted a Confederate Army at the Battle of Olustee, going down to defeat.However, Union forces captured a Confederate position at the Battle of St. Union forces retreated to Jacksonville and held the city for the remainder of the war.Its riverine location facilitates Naval Station Mayport, Naval Air Station Jacksonville, the U. Marine Corps Blount Island Command, and the Port of Jacksonville, Florida's third largest seaport.Significant factors in the local economy include services such as banking, insurance, healthcare and logistics.