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few cannon mounted at St. Augustine, at Fort Clinch on Amelia island, at the mouth of St. John's river, at Fernandina, Cedar Keys, St. Marks, Apalachicola and Tallahassee; but there were only two guns at each of the gulf points, and St. Augustine hadent and equipped by the State, ready to march where ordered. On May 10th the Confederate steamer Spray captured off Cedar Keys the United States schooner William C. Atwater, with thirty-one men. The boat was taken to Apalachicola and converted inp. In July the Federal steamer Massachusetts captured four schooners and sent them as prizes to Key West, but when off Cedar Keys they were recaptured by the Florida forces and the Federals in charge were sent to Tallahassee as prisoners. The Fedioned part at St. Vincent's island, part at St. Marks under Captain Dial, and at the lighthouse near there, and part at Cedar Keys. The State troops (500 or 600) at Apalachicola were under command of the governor's aide-de-camp, Col. Richard F. Floy
most of the occupants were killed, wounded or captured. After the evacuation of Fernandina the companies not engaged in the Smyrna expedition were stationed at Cedar Keys, where, by their experience in the hardships and discipline of camp life, they were prepared for the arduous service which awaited them later in the war when ase State, where they showed a devotion and daring that entitled them to the highest commendation. Company F, Captain Williams, from Bradford county, was sent to Cedar Keys in June, where Company C, of the Second Florida, under Capt. Walter R. Moore, was stationed. On the 4th of July, 1861, details from these two companies went abon with the interior of the State; Companies B, C and I at St. Marks, a very important fishing point and port for shipping lumber and other stores; Company F at Cedar Keys, and H and G at Fernandina until the evacuation of that place in March, 1862, when they were ordered to Camp Langford in the vicinity of Jacksonville. The enem
8-inch siege howitzers, by which, with torpedoes in the river, it is expected transports at least can be obstructed from passing with troops beyond Jacksonville. Cavalry pickets have also been established for the protection of the railroad to Cedar Keys from injury by raiding parties set on foot from the west bank of the St. John's. I have for the present organized the forces under General Anderson into three brigades, commanded respectively by Brigadier-Generals Finegan and Colquitt and Cver. Captain Pearson, while en route for Tampa, was ordered to repair to Orange Springs, as the enemy was supposed to be advancing up the Ocklawaha river in barges from Welaka. At the same time an order was given to send a train down toward Cedar Keys to bring back Captain McNeill's company to the point nearest Orange Springs, to co-operate with Capt. John W. Pearson of the Sixth Florida battalion, and others. Thus every necessary precaution was taken to prevent the enemy from penetrating t
da troops, with reinforcements from other States, numbering about 8,000 of all arms, had taken position on the west side of Mc-Girt's creek, 12 miles from Jacksonville. Under the supervision and direction of Generals Beauregard and Anderson, breastworks and stockades were constructed at this position, and similar fortifications of a more permanent character were thrown up at Baldwin, 8 miles in the rear of McGirt's creek, and at the intersection of the railroads running from Fernandina to Cedar Keys and from Jacksonville to Lake City. For a time there were many indications which gave promise of an advance of the Federals, and every preparation was made to meet them at McGirt's creek in the first place, or in the event they should turn that position, then at Baldwin, where it was believed a successful defense might be made against a superior force. Our effective force operating near Jacksonville was, infantry 6,290, cavalry 1,568, artillery 487. BrigadierGen-eral Gardner, by vigo
s raid to Milton fight near Braddock Farm near Cedar Keys Natural Bridge the closing scenes. on the moh, reporting the enemy landing in large force at Cedar Keys, under cover of their gunboats, and marching out off. Just before sundown they reached No. 4, near Cedar Keys, about 4 miles in the rear of the enemy. When niepartment. After the defeat of the Federals at Cedar Keys on the 13th of February, 1865, they determined upn. John Newton for a concentration of forces from Cedar Keys, Punta Rassa and Key West, to land in the neighbon's command and the militia forces at No. 4, near Cedar Keys. During the dark days when our people were passie of our troops engaged. The first was made from Cedar Keys by a party of from 600 to 700 men on the 9th of F a position, No. 4, on the Florida railroad, near Cedar Keys. Captain Dickison attacked them early on the mhed them so severely that they retired hastily to Cedar Keys, leaving their dead on the field; the loss on our