Wednesday, February 20, 2008
The Battle of Natural Bridge, Florida
Most people who grew up in Florida have at least heard of the Battle of Natural Bridge. The Civil War battle on the banks of the St. Marks River preserved Tallahassee's status as the only Southern capital east of the Mississippi River not taken by Union troops.
A number of men from Jackson County took part in this battle and others were on the march trying to get there when the fight broke out.
If you are interested in learning more, I've started a new series on Natural Bridge at our sister blog, Civil War Florida. Over the next couple of weeks, I will be following the troop movements and events of the Natural Bridge campaign, so if Florida's Civil War history is of interest, come over and join us!