Today marks the 148th anniversary of the seizure of the U.S. Arsenal at Chattahoochee by the Quincy Young Guards at the beginning of the Civil War.
The incident was the first armed encounter of the Civil War in Florida and the anniversary marks a major date in the history of Gadsden County.
To commemorate the event, I began a series of posts today on our sister site at http://civilwarflorida.blogspot.com/.
Over the next few days I will be posting excerpts from my recent book, The Early History of Gadsden County. If you are interested in learning more, please follow the link above to read the excerpts or consider purchasing a copy of the book by following the link in this paragraph.
Purchases benefit the West Gadsden Historical Society in its effort to protect and preserve the history and historic sites of Gadsden County.