Saturday, July 7, 2007
Old Fort Park (Fort Houstoun) - Tallahassee
Our "Florida Civil War Site of the Day" for today is Old Fort Park, in Tallahassee. The park is the site of Fort Houstoun (Houston), an earthern redoubt constructed to defend Tallahassee from attack during the winter of 1864-1865.
The earthworks are in very good condition and are about all that remains of the series of forts built by the Confederates to protect Tallahassee.
Troops were stationed here during the Battle of Natural Bridge (March 6, 1864), in case Union troops broke through and moved on the capital city.
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