205th Anniversary Observed at Horseshoe Bend National Military Park

205th Anniversary Observed at Horseshoe Bend National Military Park

Saturday, March 30, 2019

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    04 Jun, 2019
    Pirates thwarted at Apalachicola Bay
    Bloody plan headed off in the nick of time. A plan of mutiny, bloodshed, and piracy almost became a reality in the summer of 1820 at the mouth of Florida’s Apalachicola Bay. The merchant ship Robert Brown, of Boston, Massachusetts, had sailed from New York harbor at 9 a.m. on July 12, 1820. The vessel was under contract to carry a force of U.S. Army recruits from Ellis Island – then the site of a military post named Fort Gibson – to their new post at Fort Gadsden on the lower Apalachicola
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    17 May, 2019
    Early Account of the Ghost of Sketoe's Hole
    Early Traveler tells of "Hole that Will Not Stay Filled" The tale of Sketoe's Hole - the haunted "hole that will not stay filled" - is perhaps the best-known ghost story in the Wiregrass area of Southeast Alabama. The story originated during the final year of the War Between the States or Civil War. A Dale County resident named William or Bill Sketoe was seized by Capt. Joseph R. Breare's cavalry company. The unit was a "conscription company" that enforced the mandatory military service of men
  3. Negro Fort at Prospect Bluff named to National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom
    30 Mar, 2019
    Negro Fort at Prospect Bluff named to National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom
    Announcement from Apalachicola National Forest: Historic Negro Fort in Apalachicola National Forest officially becomes part of the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom    TALLAHASSEE, Fla., March 25, 2019 – Negro Fort, part of the Prospect Bluff Historic Sites on the Apalachicola National Forest, has been accepted by the National Park Service (NPS) for inclusion into the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom (NTF). According to the NPS Certificate of Acceptance, this