Friday, October 10, 2008

New Book: - "The Early History of Gadsden County"

I'm pleased to announce the release of my latest book, The Early History of Gadsden County.

The book is now available for online ordering and delivery directly from the printer in both paperback and hardcover. Just click here for more information.

The book will be officially released to the public on Sunday, October 19th, at a special event hosted by the West Gadsden Historical Society, Inc., at the Gadsden Art Center across from the courthouse in Quincy. The event will begin at 3 p.m. (Eastern). Until then, it will be available only by online order.

Proceeds from sales of the book will assist the West Gadsden Historical Society in its effort to preserve and interpret the rich history of Gadsden County.

This book explores a number of episodes from the county's early history, including a number related to the War Between the States in Florida. Of particular interest to Civil War readers are the chapters on the U.S. Arsenal at Chattahoochee, the first Federal facility in Florida taken by state troops at the beginning of the war, and the warship C.S.S. Chattahoochee.

Chapters include:
  • Hernando de Soto
  • Santa Cruz de Sabacola
  • Chislacasliche and the Apalachicola Fort
  • Ellicott's Observatory
  • Nicolls' Outpost and the War of 1812
  • Scott's Massacre
  • Andrew Jackson in Gadsden County
  • Early Settlers and Neamathla's Reserve
  • King Cotton and Prince Tobacco
  • Early Scientists of Gadsden County
  • The Comte de Castelnau
  • The U.S. Arsenal at Chattahoochee
  • The Second Seminole War
  • The McLane Massacre
  • Seizure of the U.S. Arsenal
  • The C.S.S. Chattahoochee
  • Gadsden County and the Battle of Natural Bridge

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