Milly Francis & Harper Lee

2019 Inductees to Alabama Women’s Hall of Fame by Rachael Conrad Milly Francis and Nelle Harper Lee are the 2019 inductees to the Alabama Women’s Hall of Fame. The two remarkable women were installed during ceremonies and a luncheon today (3/7/2019) at Judson College in Marion, Alabama. The Alabama Women’s Hall of Fame is at […]

Creek attack on the Chipola River

The Killing of John Logarthy by Dale Cox Capt. John Logarthy, a boat captain from Pensacola, lost his life to Native American warriors on September 1840. He was piloting a barge down the Chipola River when the attack took place. The Second Seminole War was then underway in the peninsula of Florida, but Muscogee (Creek) […]

Last Day of the War of 1812

Forces at today’s Lake Seminole were last to learn of war’s end. by Dale Cox British and American troops facing each other at the confluence of the Chattahoochee and Flint Rivers simultaneously learned that the War of 1812 was over on February 25, 1815. They were the last land forces in North America to ground […]

Hombres Libre: Freedom Fighters on the Apalachicola

The black soldiers of Nicolls’ Battalion of Royal Colonial Marines by Dale Cox Movies such as Glory and living historians including the members of Tallahassee’s 2nd Infantry Regiment U.S. Colored Troops have expanded our understanding of the role of black soldiers in the Civil War. Less well known, however, are the people of color who stood to […]

Nicolls’ Outpost: The War of 1812 on the Apalachicola

Story of the War of 1812 British fort at Chattahoochee, Florida by Dale Cox Col. Benjamin Hawkins, the U.S. Agent for Indian Affairs, arrived on today’s Lake Seminole 204 years ago for a planned strike at British forces on the upper Apalachicola River. He commanded a force of 700-1,000 Lower Creek warriors and a handful […]

The War of 1812 on the Chattahoochee River

Today’s Lake Seminole was a place of military importance! by Dale Cox The focus of the War of 1812 on the Southern frontier shifted to the confluence of the Chattahoochee and Flint Rivers – today’s Lake Seminole – 204 years ago this week. The War of 1812 was in its final days and Hawkins commanded […]

The Fall of Fort Bowyer

A War of 1812 American defeat on Mobile Point, Alabama by Dale Cox Thousands of visitors climb the ramparts of Fort Morgan each year to marvel at the massive brick fortifications and explore the Civil War history of Mobile Bay. The historic fort is a major landmark of the Alabama Gulf Coast, but it was Fort […]


Laissez les bons temps rouler, y’all! by Dale Cox Mardi Gras time is almost here and if you want to enjoy all the fun without the rowdiness of certain other cities, then Mobile, Alabama, is the place for you! America’s first Mardi Gras was celebrated upriver from the modern city by early French settlers. The […]

The Wild Woman of Alabama

“She runs with great velocity, leaping on all fours” by Dale Cox The sudden appearance of a wild woman in the “Mossy Hills” of Marengo County created a sensation in Alabama 169 years ago this winter. The story began with an article in the Linden Jeffersonian newspaper. Other papers picked it up and the story spread from there: […]