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all necessary arrangements for the support and maintenance of such troops and carrying on the public defenses; That it is the sense of this convention that the governor should not direct any assault to be made on any fort or military post now occupied by Federal troops, unless the persons in occupation of such forts and posts shall commit overt acts of hostility against this State, its citizens or troops in its service, unless directed by a vote of this convention. It was on January 12th, two days after the passage of the ordinance of secession, that the Federal troops at Pensacola abandoned the navy yard and Fort Barrancas and retired to Fort Pickens, removing the public stores and spiking the guns at Barrancas and the navy yard. The movement was a significant one, indicating that the Federal garrison, anticipating a demand for the surrender of the forts within the limits of the State, were preparing to act on the defensive, by concentrating in this strong fortress, on the extre
s command transferred to the west side of Stone's river on the 31st, and made the final unsuccessful assault upon the Federal center, where hundreds of brave men had already fallen. The First and Third Florida, under Colonel Miller, gained the cedar brake so prominent in the action in that part of the field, and the Fourth, under Colonel Bowen, advanced as far, but with much heavier loss. Ordered back to the east side of the river they fought bravely in the attack made by Breckinridge on January 2d. On the 31st the Fourth lost 55 in killed and wounded, and captured 250 rifles from the enemy. On the 2d, it was the last regiment to leave the field, and it made a gallant fight to save the brigade battery, sustaining heavy loss. First-Lieut. S. D. Harris, commanding Company I, distinguished for dauntless bravery, was mortally wounded and left on the field. Sergt. L. N. Miller and two other color-bearers were shot down. Colonel Miller and Adjt. C. C. Burke were also among the wounded