Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Natural Bridge Reenactment is this weekend (March 1-2, 2014)

Natural Bridge Battlefield Historic State Park
The 149th anniversary of the Battle of Natural Bridge will be commemorated this weekend at Natural Bridge Historic State Park south of Tallahassee.

Events will take place both Saturday and Sunday, with the main reenactment set for 2:30 p.m. (Eastern) on Sunday, March 2nd.

To view the full schedule of events for the weekend, please visit http://www.exploresouthernhistory.com/nbreenactment.html.

The actual battle was fought on March 6, 1865, and was the last significant Confederate victory of the War Between the States (or Civil War). Its significance comes from the fact that it prevented the capture of Tallahassee, preserving the city's status as the only Southern capital east of the Mississippi not taken by Union troops during the war. It also saved the infrastructure of a vast area of North Florida and South Georgia from destruction.

To learn more about the Battle of Natural Bridge and to view the new mini-documentary on its history, please visit www.exploresouthernhistory.com/nbindex.

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