Historic 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."
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