Friday, December 14, 2007

The Apalachicola Arsenal at Chattahoochee, Florida

The historic Apalachicola Arsenal is actually across the river from Jackson County in neighboring Gadsden County, but played an important role in the history of both counties. The facility was an important military post prior to the Civil War and was used as a training facility by the Confederates. It also served as a state prison during the Reconstruction era and eventually formed the core of today's Florida State Hospital.

I'm in the process of making a series of postings about the arsenal on a sister blog, www.civilwarflorida.blogspot.com, that you might find of interest. Just scroll down the page when you get there to read them all and be sure to check back over the next few days as I make more additions.

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