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on early events at Pensacola Union with the Confederate States First preparations for war. We are told ban sectional candidate for the presidency of the United States on an avowed sectional policy. At the commencemtroops to be received into the service of the Confederate States army. The ablest jurists and statesmen of ents which led Florida to become a member of the United States were those which should actuate every people in State, adopt an ordinance of secession from the United States, and that Florida declare herself to be a soverey of States existing under the name of the United States of America, and from the existing government of said n between her and the existing government of the United States was dissolved. During the subsequent proceedilly on the basis of the constitution of the late United States, and a permanent constitution for the Southern Cbruary, 1862, a permanent organization of the Confederate States was effected, the electoral vote for presiden
he occupation of the forts and arsenals in Florida, the United States occupied the following places in the State: the Apalachndotte, steamed out, remaining in the possession of the United States officers. The eighty men under Slemmer at Fort Pickenst. David D. Porter, all indicating the intention of the United States to make a formidable effort to retain armed possession en on the island. Meanwhile the government of the Confederate States was not idle. Provisional forces were called out foe Confederate steamer Spray captured off Cedar Keys the United States schooner William C. Atwater, with thirty-one men. The bnd a circular posted, warning all loyal citizens of the United States to assemble on the south end of the island to escape thmmanding at Tampa bay, captured two sloops carrying the United States flag with thirteen men. The quiet which had reigned y 12, 1862, a force marched to Pensacola and raised the United States flag, beginning a hostile occupation which continued wi
Villa junction now stands, until the 13th of July, 1861, when they were mustered into the Confederate States service by Maj. Wm. T. Stockton. On Monday, the 15th of July, they left Jacksonville by rrvice before they were accepted to be mustered in as a part of the provisional army of the Confederate States. For this latter purpose they were rendezvoused on Amelia island, except the companies frounty, known as the Marion Dragoons, composed of material not surpassed in any part of the Confederate States. Their personnel was so superb, their horsemanship so splendid, and their equipments of sseen, not excepting the Black Horse cavalry of Virginia. This command was enrolled in the Confederate States army and assigned to duty in the summer of 1861 at Fernandina. The officers in command weand to Col. Charles Hopkins, then in command of the post, and was received by him into the Confederate States army. On the 21st of November Lieutenant Dickison reported first and second lieutenants p
f Federal soldiers could with little opposition advance into the center of the heart of the State, expel the regularly constituted authorities from the capital, and organize a quasi-State government which should recognize the supremacy of the United States. In a letter to General Gilmore, commanding on the coast, dated January 13, 1864, President Lincoln authorized such a proceeding on the ground that an effort is being made by some worthy gentlemen to reconstruct a loyal State government in Fied the expedition, returned from Baldwin to Jacksonville and thence sailed for Hilton Head, where he issued a proclamation, announcing that he had occupied Florida, and calling on the people of the State to take the oath of allegiance to the United States. Before leaving he instructed Seymour to hold Baldwin and the south fork of the St. Mary's as his outposts from Jacksonville, and occupy Palatka and Magnolia, on the St. John's. But on the 7th, Seymour informed him that he was advancing towa
Bates went aboard to receive the surrender, and of this number one-third were wounded. Several of them died that night. The officers were all killed or wounded excepting the commanding officer. This officer informed Captain Dickison that his first lieutenant, who was killed, was one of the best officers in the navy. He requested to be permitted to bring the remains of this officer to Dickison's headquarters for interment, and that his winding sheet should be one of the three captured United States flags—which request was granted. Never did a command fight with more gallantry than our artillery and sharpshooters in this daring affair, every man displaying remarkable coolness and bravery. There was not a casualty on our side. After removing the prisoners and the dead, the arms, etc., at sundown Captain Dickison ordered the boat burned, as it was impossible to save her from the enemy, several gunboats being in the river below. The Columbine was almost entirely new, and consider
ir parole, bade farewell to their brave companions in arms and returned to the enjoyment once more of the endearments of home, beguiled by the hope that peace was restored. Alas! how evanescent so blissful a dream! Owing to the lamentable death of our patriotic governor, John Milton, Gen. A. K. Allison, president of the senate, filled the executive chair for a short time. The Hon. William Marvin was made provisional governor, and held the office, by appointment of the president of the United States, until the winter of 1865, when we were granted the privilege of an election by the people for our State officers. One of our supreme judges, David S. Walker, by the unanimous voice of a proud constituency, was made governor. Not long, a little over two years, were we permitted to enjoy the blessings of his wise and peaceful administration. The red planet Mars was still in the ascendant, and eclipsed the pure lambent light of the beauteous star of peace. Our courtly governor was depo
y, assistant surgeon; Capt. Edward M. L'Engle of Jacksonville, assistant quartermaster; Capt. W. A. Daniel of Jacksonville, assistant commissary; Lieut. R. B. Thomas, adjutant; Edward Houston of Tallahassee, sergeantmajor; and T. W. Givens, quartermaster-sergeant. The personnel of the regiment was second to none raised in the State. It was made up of the bravest, most gallant and gifted of Florida's patriotic sons. On July 13, 1861, the regiment was mustered into the service of the Confederate States, for 12 months service, by Maj. W. T. Stockton, and a few days later it departed from Jacksonville by rail, arriving at Richmond on Sunday afternoon, the memorable 21st of July, 1861. They were disappointed in their expectation of being sent immediately to Manassas, and were kept in the vicinity of Richmond for nearly two months, part of the time performing the duty of guarding the Federal prisoners captured at Manassas. On September 17th they left for Yorktown, where, during the fal
lton, Tallahassee; H. Hyer Baker, Jackson county; Richard Bradford, Madison county; John H. Gee, Gadsden county; T. Jeff Myers, Gainesville; Thompson B. Lamar, Jefferson county; A. H. Wright, Pensacola. The regiment was mustered into the Confederate States service at Chattahoochee arsenal April 5, 1861, electing for field officers James Patton Anderson, of Jefferson county, colonel; Wm. H. Beard, of Tallahassee, lieutenant-colonel, and Thaddeus A. McDonell, of Gainesville, major. They were oposing the regiment were commanded by Captains H. B. Grace, L. Y. Finley, Hagan, McMillan, Basseth, Attaway, S. B Love, R. H. Davidson, Evans and McLean. Soon after the organization of the regiment it was transferred to the service of the Confederate States. Before this was effected Colonel Finley was assigned by the governor of the State to the command of the troops stationed on the river from Chattahoochee to Apalachicola, but very soon after the organization of the regiment it was ordered
r-General. Special orders, no. 213. Adjutant and Inspector-General's Office, Richmond, September 8, 1864. Brig.-Gen. William Miller, Provisional Army Confederate States, will take command of the reserve forces of the State of Florida. He will complete their organization and place them at once in service. To this end he isd will report for duty to Maj.-Gen. Sam Jones, commanding in Charleston, S. C. In addition to his other duties Brigadier-General Miller, provisional Army Confederate States, is assigned to the command of the district of Florida, department of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. By command of the Secretary of War: John Withers. Special orders, no. 250. Charleston, S. C., October 13, 1864. Maj.-Gen J. K. Jackson, provisional Army Confederate States, will report to Maj.-Gen. L. McLaws, commanding district of Georgia and Third Military district of South Carolina, for assignment to duty. By command of Lieutenant-General Hardee: H. W. Feilden,
mission and retired from the military service of the Confederate States. Brigadier-General Joseph Finegan, a prominent laex it to the Union. It was considered desirable by the United States authorities that some of the Southern States should be ce of the khedive were mustered out and returned to the United States, after which he resided in Florida for a while and thenssion April 1, 1861, and offered his services to the Confederate States. He was at once commissioned as major in the corps Fort Pickens, near Pensacola, Fla., he was still in the United States service commanding the United States ship-of-war BrooklUnited States ship-of-war Brooklyn. Soon after the secession of Florida he resigned his commission in the navy of the United States and entered the service United States and entered the service of the Confederate States as captain of infantry. In 1862 he was commissioned colonel, and on the 22d of October, in commandConfederate States as captain of infantry. In 1862 he was commissioned colonel, and on the 22d of October, in command at Pocotaligo, S. C., he defeated a Union force that attempted to seize the Charleston & Savannah railroad. Eight days late