3398March 6, 1865
- Mar 6, 2001The anniversary of the Battle of Natural Bridge, Florida. It was here that the last major (if 1,000 troops is major...) Federal push into interior Florida was staved off by four companies of the 2nd Florida Cavalry, a few guns, some local "cradle to grave" militia and some boys from the Florida Military Institute in Tallahasee. A heavy skirmish was fought over this natural land formation where the St. Mark's River dips underground for about 100 feet for a few hours in the morning on March 6, ending in a decisive Confederate victory. The Yanks retreated to their boats at St. Mark's Inlet and thus Tallahassee remained the only Confederate capital east of the Mississippi not captured during the War.
Regards from Florida,