Thursday, March 6, 2008
Remembering the Battle of Natural Bridge, Florida
Today is the anniversary of the March 6, 1865, Battle of Natural Bridge, Florida. This engagement was the last significant Confederate victory of the Civil War and preserved Tallahassee's status as the only Southern capital east of the Mississippi not captured by Union forces.
The battle was fought along the banks of the St. Marks River near the town of Woodville (south of Tallahassee). The site is preserved today as the Natural Bridge Battlefield State Historic Park.