Jacksonville History & Heritage Series: Military History of Jacksonville
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From the Union Army occupation of Jacksonville during the Civil War by the U.S. Colored Troops, to Civil War veterans settling in LaVilla, to modern-day military operations at Mayport and NAS Jax, to the thousands of Jacksonville residents who have sacrificed to protect our freedoms, our city’s history is inextricably linked to the U.S. military. Join us for a tour from the earliest military encampments to today’s impact from military employment, our exploration of memorials and museums, and support for veteran-owned small businesses.

Jessie Ball duPont Fund and Ennis Davis of The Jaxson Magazine
Peter Thomas, PhD candidate in American History at Auburn University. Peter specializes in Civil War-era America and is currently working on a project with the National Park Service and Organization of American Historians analyzing the Civil War history of the Timucuan Ecological and Historical Preserve's enslaved inhabitants. Dee Quaranta, founder and CEO of Northeast Florida Women Veterans. Dee is a 20-year veteran of the Air Force who is now engaged in research and advocacy on behalf of our state's women veterans. Captain Robert “Bob” Whitkop, USN (Ret.), Commander General of the Naval Order of the United States.
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