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Near Tallahassee in Leon County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Honoring the Confederate and Union Soldiers

Battle of Natural Bridge

 

— March 6, 1865 —

 
Honoring the Confederate and Union Soldiers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 8, 2015
1. Honoring the Confederate and Union Soldiers Marker
Inscription.  
Honoring the Confederate and Union Soldiers
who were killed in action or later died from their wounds.

Battle of Natural Bridge
March 6, 1865

CSA
Captain Henry K. Simmons • Cpl. Matthew B. Hawkins • J.B. Ellis • John Grubbs • Eli Triplett

USA
Major Benjamin C. Lincoln • Captain Edward B. Tracy • 1st Lt. Edwin R. Landfield • 2nd Lt. Thomas H. Murphy • 2nd Lt. Edward Carrington • 1st Sgt. Arthur Walker • Sgt. John H. Fisher • Sgt. Charles Hill • Sgt. Lewis McCoy • Cpl. Henry Payne • Richard Arson • Peter Baker • Jerry Banks • John Battice • Edward Brightman • George Brown • Samuel Clark • Daniel Cooper • Charles H. Dodson • Dennis Downing • Robert Farron • Francis Hawkins • Joseph Henry • Alexander Hollyman • James Jones • Frank Keeling • Solomon Perkins • Frank Pettis • Thomas Price • Lysam Roberts • Henry Thornton • Jacob Williams

Dedicated — March 5, 2000

 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 30° 17.101′ N, 84° 9.148′ W. Marker is near Tallahassee, Florida
Honoring the Confederate and Union Soldiers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 8, 2015
2. Honoring the Confederate and Union Soldiers Marker
(north base of Confederate Monument in background)
, in Leon County. Memorial can be reached from Natural Bridge Road 6 miles east of Woodville Highway (State Highway 363), on the left when traveling east. Marker is located on the north side of the Natural Bridge Confederate Monument, just north of Natural Bridge Road, in Natural Bridge Battlefield Historic State Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7502 Natural Bridge Road, Tallahassee FL 32305, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Natural Bridge (here, next to this marker); Confederate Monument (here, next to this marker); Union Army (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Confederate Army (about 300 feet away); Nature's Bridge (about 500 feet away); Supplies Are Low (approx. 5.7 miles away); Tallahassee - St. Marks Railroad (approx. 9.1 miles away); Led by the Lure of Gold (approx. 9.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tallahassee.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. The Battle of Natural Bridge
 
Also see . . .  Natural Bridge. Union Maj. Gen. John Newton led a joint force expedition to engage and destroy Confederate troops in Florida that had attacked at Cedar Keys and Fort Myers, and were allegedly encamped somewhere around St. Marks near the state capital at Tallahassee. Confederate forces under Gen. Samuel Jones, protected by breastworks, guarded
Natural Bridge Confederate Monument image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 8, 2015
3. Natural Bridge Confederate Monument
(marker is located on north side of Confederate Monument)
all of the approaches and the bridge itself. The battle prevented the Union from capturing the Florida capital and made Tallahassee the only Confederate capital east of the Mississippi River not to be captured by Union forces during the war. The battle has been described as the last Confederate victory in the Civil War, and it was the second largest battle fought in Florida.
American Battlefield Trust entry. (Submitted on October 5, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 4, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 5, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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