Last week end my friend Diane and I visited the Confederate War memorial at Gamble Plantation. March is Manatee Historic Month here and there are special events and free open house for all the historic places in our county.
Gamble Plantation Historic State Park is located in Ellenton, Florida. It consists of an antebellum mansion that was the home of Major Robert Gamble and 16 acres of the surrounding sugar plantation. When Major Gamble lived there he owned 3300 acres.
The mansion was built by Major Robert Gamble on land granted to him under the terms of the Armed Occupation Act
The American Civil War (1861–1865) was a major war between the United States (the "Union") and eleven Southern slave states that declared their secession and formed the Confederate States of America, led by President Jefferson Davis. The Union, led by President Abraham Lincoln
My next few blogs will cover the inside and outside of the home and the soldiers that were camped on the property, but I promise I will not post ALL the photos I took. COMING SOON, more What is this from the mansion.