Tag Archives: Fort Pickens

Braxton Bragg’s Beach Vacation – Pensacola in the Early Months of the Civil War

Even the most casual of Civil War buffs knows that the war began in Charleston, South Carolina – when Confederate batteries opened fire on the Union-occupied Fort Sumter and its 85 defenders. Many may also know that war had an … Continue reading

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How a Camp Became a Fort

Emerging Civil War welcomes back guest author Sheritta Bitikofer… In the panhandle of Florida, a place that is not known for much else besides white sand beaches and prime fishing, sits a little-known and bypassed fragment of Civil War history … Continue reading

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Preservation News: Fort Pickens

Earlier this year, Gulf Islands National Seashore shared the news that five months of preservation work had been completed at Fort Pickens. Located near Pensacola, Florida, and completed in 1834, this historic structure had the distinction during the Civil War … Continue reading

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Battle of Santa Rosa

Emerging Civil War welcomes guest author Caleb Pascoe In the predawn hours of October 9th, 1861, just over 1,000 Confederates on steamers and barges crossed Pensacola Bay, hoping to catch the Union troops stationed on Santa Rosa Island by surprise. … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Fort Pickens

Today, we are pleased to welcome guest author Sean Michael Chick I took a trip down to Pensacola with my girlfriend two weeks ago, intent on checking out the beach before it became crowded. I also wanted to look at … Continue reading

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