“Look, Listen & Learn” Program Series – “The Civil War: Loss & Peril on the Forgotten Coast”
Dale Cox, a Southern writer and historian, is the author of more than one dozen books on Southern history and culture. His acclaimed Civil War study – “The Battle of Marianna, Florida” – was named best in its category by Civil War Books & Authors. His newest book is “The Fort at Prospect Bluff: History of the Negro Fort on the Apalachicola River”. He will be sharing the stories and artifacts of the loss and perils of the Civil War along the Forgotten Coast. May of 1863 was a perilous time to be in the Forgotten Coast with two major tragedies – the explosion of the warship, CSS Chattahoochee on the Apalachicola River and the hurricane that hit the coast between Apalachicola and St. Marks. 10 am – 1 pm. Presented by the Carrabelle History Museum.