|The new historical marker has been unveiled in Freeport.|
An impressive crowd gathered at Marse Landing at Four Mile Creek to unveil a new interpretive marker. It details the community's role as the forward base from which Union troops moved out on their march to Marianna. Set on a beautiful pavilion and overlook, the marker includes 19th century photographs that help visitors see the historic site as it likely looked during the War Between the States (or Civil War).
|The new marker examines Freeport and the 1864 raid.|
|Members of the Walton Guards (7th Vermont).|
|Danny Katro stands by the marker he helped make a reality.|
The event was the first of a series of scheduled activities that will commemorate the 1864 raid and its culminating battle at Marianna. To learn more about the raid and to check out the schedule of events for this week, please visit www.battleofmarianna.com
Here are some additional photos from today's unveiling.
|The marker stands on the site of the forward base for the 1864 raid.|
|The mayor and I join together to unveil the new marker.|
|I speak to the audience about the 1864 raid.|
|The Walton Guards portrayed the 7th Vermont for the event.|
|Mayor Russ Barley speaks at today's event.|
|Audience members wait for the beginning of the ceremony.|