Civil War 150th Anniversary, Commemoration of the 1862 Confederate Withdrawal from Pensacola
Civil War 150th Anniversary Event, Commemoration of the 1862 Confederate Withdrawal from Pensacola Saturday, May 12, 6:00 pm at the Fort Pickens auditorium. Although the war would continue for three more grueling years, the Confederate withdrawal from Pensacola in May of 1862 marked the end of most significant Civil War activities in the Pensacola area. Join Dean DeBolt, West Florida History Center, University of West Florida as he shares firsthand accounts from the letters of Union and Confederate soldiers that served in Pensacola during the war. The presentation is in three parts including letters from the Florida State Militia, Union reinforcements at Fort Pickens, and Union soldiers after the Confederate withdrawal.
There is an $8 entrance fee at Rosamond Johnson Beach, Opal Beach, and the Fort Pickens Area. Call Naval Live Oaks Visitor Center at (850) 934-2600 for updated information or visit our website at www.nps.gov/guis. Ranger led programs are free and subject to change.