Thursday, January 6, 2011

Event this Saturday at Florida fort

Gulf Islands National Seashore on Saturday (Jan. 8) will host living history presentations and special candlelight tours (reservations required) at Fort Barrancas. On Jan. 8, 1861, Florida state troops demanded the surrender of Fort Barrancas and the commanding officer issued orders for guns to be made combat-ready at all three Pensacola forts (Barrancas, Pickens and McRee). “The First Shot in Pensacola" was triggered at Fort Barrancas that night when Federal troops fired warning shots to discourage a suspected attack by state troops. • Article

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