Friday, March 14, 2008
Natural Bridge named one of 10 Most Endangered Battlefields
Florida's historic Natural Bridge Battlefield, scene of the last significant Confederate victory of the Civil War, has been named to the Civil War Preservation Trust's new list of the 10 Most Endangered Battlefields.
You can click here to read their full report.
We can all hope that the designation will provide necessary encouragement for state and/or federal authorities to move quickly to save key portions of the battlefield while there is still time.
Natural Bridge Battlefield State Historic Park preserves the central area of the battlefield, but much of the scene of the fighting remains on private property.
To read more about the Battle of Natural Bridge, please visit www.exploresouthernhistory.com/nbindex or consider my book, The Battle of Natural Bridge, Florida, now available through www.barnesandnoble.com, www.amazon.com or for order through most bookstores.
We also recently completed a series on the battle here at Civil War Florida. Just scroll down the page or consult the archive list for the posts.