Natural Bridge Battlefield
Battle of Natural Bridge historical marker
Battle of Natural Bridge
March 6, 1865
Site of decisive repulse of Federal forces by Confederate Militia in joint U.S. Army and Navy Operation to take St. Marks.
The Army landing at lighthouse was prevented from getting to rear of St. Marks by Confederate opposition at Newport and Natural Bridge.
The Federal Flotilla ran aground during ascent of River; it did not reach St. Marks. Their next objective would have been Tallahassee.
Federals: Number 893*, Killed 21, Wounded 89, Missing 148
Confederate: Number 595, Killed 3, Wounded 23, Missing )
Brig. Gen. William Miller - Confederates
Commander R.W. Shutelt - U.S. Navy
Brig. Gen. John Newton - U.S. Army
* Of whom 500 were reported to have been at Natural Bridge
Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials
in cooperation with
Florida Division, United Daughters of the Confederacy
(Photo by William Lees, FPAN, July 2008)
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