The Battle of Natural Bridge: History Program
January 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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The Carrabelle History Museum is presenting an interesting history program entitled, “The Battle of Natural Bridge”. This program features historian and author, Dale Cox and will be held Saturday, January 21, 2023, at 10 am – 12 pm in the upstairs room at C-Quarters Marina, 501 St. James Ave (Hwy 98), Carrabelle, FL. There is no charge for this event.
This program will explore the little known facts about the 1865 Union raid that culminated at the Battle of Natural Bridge, the largest Civil War engagement in Florida’s Big Bend region and one of the last significant Confederate victories of the Civil War. Fought on March 6, 1865, along the St. Marks River, the battle not only preserved Tallahassee’s status as the only unconquered Southern capital east of the Mississippi, it protected a large area of North Florida and South Georgia from devastation at the hands of advancing Union troops.
Historian and author Dale Cox is the author of a book entitled, “The Battle of Natural Bridge, Florida: The Confederate Defense of Tallahassee”. Dale Cox is the author of more than one dozen books on Southern history and culture and has won numerous awards.
There is no fee for this program. Donations are gladly accepted to defray costs. Sponsored by C-Quarters Marina and Shaun Donahoe Realty. Funding in part by the Franklin County Tourist Development Council. Seating will be limited and masks are optional. Attendees are asked to follow health guidelines including social distancing and sanitizing hands. For more information, contact 850-697-2141.