On This Day in Florida Civil War History

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The most southern state has more than its share of Civil War stories. In January 1861, Florida militia forces captured the old Spanish Castillo de San Marcos, then known as Fort Marion, from the single Union soldier who guarded it. In 1862, Union forces recaptured it without a single shot fired. Union general Edward Moody McCook—later minister to Hawaii—accepted the surrender of Tallahassee on May 10, 1865. On May 13, he read the Emancipation Proclamation to an assembled crowd of white Floridians and former slaves on the steps of the Knott House in the city. Authors Nick Wynne and Joe Knetsch detail a Civil War moment for each date on the calendar. Learn a lesson a day or a month at a time.
ISBN: 9781467118170
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Florida
Images: 41
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
A three-time graduate of the University of Georgia, Nick Wynne is the executive director emeritus of the Florida Historical Society. In retirement, Nick writes fiction and authors history books. An avid photograph collector, he is active on several history sites on Facebook. In addition to his writing, Nick is also a “much in demand” speaker on Florida history topics. Joe Knetsch holds a doctorate in history from Florida State University and is a prolific author. Joe is a well-known and very active public lecturer. A noted researcher, he is active in a number of professional societies, has written extensively in a number of nationally recognized journals and has contributed chapters in many books.
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