Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Florida's Step Into War

The first action of the Civil War in Florida occurred on January 6th 1861.

This was when a unit of militia from Quincy took the Federal arsenal near Appalachiancola, from a small garrison of Union soldiers. The Floridians forced their way into the arsenal, but no shots were fired. The Confederates used the facilities as a training camp.

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