Thursday, July 17, 2008
The Civil War in Panama City, Florida
I'll be starting a new series tomorrow on the Civil War in and around Panama City, Florida.
Although the modern city had not been founded at the time of the war, the area of present-day Panama City was the scene of a number of significant incidents between Union and Confederate forces. There were skirmishes, raids, naval expeditions, a bombardment and a number of other activities in the area during the war, and the sparkling bays and inlets of the area provided the location for one of the largest saltworks in the Confederacy.
If you are interested in learning more about one of the least known areas of Civil War activity in the South, be sure to check back tomorrow for part one of the new series.