• Panama City’s forgotten Seminole War forts

    The landscape of Florida is dotted with the sites of military outposts built by the U.S. Army during the Second Seminole War (1835-1842). Two of the least known of these stood on the shores of St. Andrew Bay in what is now Panama City. The year 1839 found the commanders of the U.S. Army in […]

  • Battles
    Cannon fire at Prospect Bluff (July 22, 1816)

    The sounds of an intensifying battle could be heard by U.S. sailors at Apalachicola Bay 200 years ago today on July 22, 1816. This is part of a series marking the 200th anniversary of the U.S. campaign against the Fort at Prospect Bluff (or “Negro Fort”). Please click here to access all of the articles […]