November 4, 2007

Battle of Natural Bridge

Great spot for a fall picnic. The Battle of Natural Bridge State Park is one of the smallest around Tallahassee, but it's worth a visit. Tallahassee was the only Confederate capital east of the Mississippi never taken by Union forces--and Natural Bridge is where the Rebs took their stand.

The jewel of the Civil War trail in Florida is probably the Battle of Olustee site. The battle, the largest in the state, is re-enacted every February.

Confederate breastworks.

I've driven across two single-lane bridges in my life--this and one in Cecil County, Maryland. This one was easier and more interesting. Here, the St. Marks River goes underground briefly before resurfacing, forming a "natural" bridge for Confederate troops, cars, raccoons, and anyone else who wants to cross.

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