Asboth plays a part in the Civil War

An interesting period in the regional history of the panhandle is the few years during the War Between the States. Although events here merit little historical interest compared to many terrible events during this time, this region was a war area and there are interesting stories.

In 1862 the Confederate Army defending the coast at Pensacola and at Apalachicola was ordered to move north to meet the Northern military’s advance into Tennessee. Small detachments of Southern troops were left in the area. Locally they were stationed along the Perdido River and on the railway along the Escambia Rive...

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