84° F OvercastGood afternoon today is Mon - October 20, 2014

Search our preferred Naples business directory.

Raid on Gopher Ridge

The Time Machine
25,000 Year Journey
From The Beginning
One Mans Vision
Tales of the Trail
The Gallery
Museums & Gardens
Naples Museum
Naples Depot Museum
Native Gardens
Everglades City Museum
Immokalee Museum
Did You Know?
Past Exhibitions
Milestones
With Your Help
Support
Gift Shop
Signature Events
Old Florida Festival
Florida Archaeology Day
Native Plant Sale
Tamiami Trail Rally
Raid on Gopher Ridge
Most Importantly
Gratitude
Museum Website
Raid on Gopher Ridge

 
 

While distant Southwest Florida was spared the carnage of battles like Fredericksburg or Chickamauga, it saw its own type of combat during the Civil War.

Florida beef and leather were vital to both armies and the Confederacy organized special units of cowboy-soldiers, the Cow Cavalry, to round up strays and protect local cattle herds from Union raiding parties based in nearby Fort Myers.

Civil War buffs will enjoy learning more about these little known skirmishes on the Florida home front and can watch the boys in Blue and Gray reenact an actual fight that took place near here in February 1865, in the closing days of the war.

The day-long encampment and battle is held each March on the grounds of the Immokalee Pioneer Museum at Roberts Ranch, in Immokalee.


All text and most photographs courtesy Collier County Museum. Any use of this information without written permission is strictly prohibited. All rights reserved. Copyright © 2002 - 2014 ExploreNaples.com.
 

We made reservations at Bistro 821 and Marie Michelle’s Restaurants after seeing them on your site. Business owners of other restaurants, and Naples Florida hotels should definitely get listed in your Naples website.
Mrs. Landry - St. Louis, Missouri
We are coming to Naples to visit our grandparents. We were told that Fifth Avenue South, Tin City, Third Street South, Waterside Shops, and The Village on Venetian Bay, the hot spots for Naples Shopping, Restaurants and Naples Florida Hotels.
Tricia - Litchfield, Connecticut
We had no problem finding out about Naples Vacation Rentals or hotels, along with restaurants.
Samantha Stanton - Toronto, CA
We wanted to email your company to compliment you on the ExploreNaples.com website. Can you please write back to us with recommendations on which Hotels we should consider staying at, and which Naples Waterfront Restaurants have the best views?
Courtney & David Myers, Atlanta GA

Naples Florida travel guide offering vacation and travel info about Naples Florida Hotels and Accommodations, Fine Dining Restaurants, Attractions, Real Estate and more.

About | Accommodations | Attractions | Calendar of Events | Contact Us | E-cards | Featured Hotels | Gift Shopping, Florida | Golf | History | Links | Movie Showtimes | Naples Florida Hotels | Naples Florida Restaurants | Naples Florida Shopping | Naples Focus | Naples Hotels | Naples Pictures | Naples Treasure | Puzzles | Real Estate, Naples | Screen Savers | Site Map | Southwest Florida Beaches | Wallpapers | Weather Forecast |

Privacy Policy | Legal Statement & Disclaimer
Site design & programming by: Exploritech, Inc. - ExploreNaples.com All rights reserved.