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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8. (ed. Frank Moore) 76 0 Browse Search
Col. J. J. Dickison, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 11.2, Florida (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 50 0 Browse Search
Alfred Roman, The military operations of General Beauregard in the war between the states, 1861 to 1865 24 4 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 22 0 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 21 9 Browse Search
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 4. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 18 0 Browse Search
Emilio, Luis F., History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry , 1863-1865 15 5 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 14 0 Browse Search
George P. Rowell and Company's American Newspaper Directory containing accurate lists of all the newspapers and periodicals published in the United States and territories, and the dominion of Canada, and British Colonies of North America, together with a description of the towns and cities in which they are published: description of towns and cities. (ed. George P. Rowell and company) 12 0 Browse Search
Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 12 0 Browse Search
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and the western army. In the winter of 1863 Captain Dickison was ordered to Fort Meade to act in concert with Colonel Brevard, who was sent to take command of a battalion near that point as the enemy was in considerable force in the neighborhood of Fort Myers. At this critical time the enemy, learning of the scattered state of our troops and being strongly fortified by reinforcements from Hilton Head, made rapid preparations for an invasion of the State, anticipating an easy capture of Lake City, a permanent occupation of that region and a triumphant march on to Tallahassee, the capital, where they could be in communication with the Federal forces at the Gulf ports. With such co-operation the whole State would be occupied by the Federal army. Before reaching Fort Meade Colonel Brevard was ordered to return with his troops, in anticipation of the battle of Olustee. After a march day and night of 575 miles with little rest, they were too late by twelve hours to take part in th
on. On the 11th they were within 3 miles of Lake City. Here I had hastily collected, principally favorable position two and a half miles from Lake City, in the direction of the enemy. At 9:30 theed their whole force for a final movement on Lake City. In the meantime I used every possible effome with a much larger force than I have. At Lake City they skirmished heavily with my forces for srd reported, of meeting the enemy at or near Lake City, and of then pushing the mounted force to th13th of February there was concentrated near Lake City a Confederate force of 4,600 infantry, 600 cint offering any advantages whatever between Lake City and the south prong of the St. Mary's, the lns, one by the railroad and the other by the Lake City and Jacksonville road, and they pushed forway at Ocean Pond, some 13 miles in advance of Lake City. In the meanwhile other troops had been d enemy into the interior, on the line toward Lake City or into the lower portion of the State, to w
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 mad engaged in taking up the iron from Callahan. I now determined to defend Baldwin, notwithstanding communication with Lake City was broken; for though our supplies were only for twenty-four hours, we had possession of an engine and train, and provadvanced on our forces near Baldwin, driving them across the Little Suwannee, made a flank movement in the direction of Lake City up to Fort Butler in Bradford county, thence flanking around to Starke, a small town on the railroad 14 miles north of telegraph wires and torn up the railroad track, no communication could be held with the Confederate forces at and near Lake City. At sundown, Captain Rou with a detachment of his company, Second Florida cavalry, came up to Waldo and reported the e
A few hours later, another dispatch from this vigilant officer stated that the enemy were at Levyville and a portion of their command moving in the direction of Lake City. This was communicated to headquarters at Tallahassee, whence orders came to move forward, with all the force available, to get in the rear of the enemy and harass them until General Miller could arrive with his brigade, which would soon leave by train for Lake City, and thence march through the country with all the ordnance stores needed. Dickison at once set out with 52 men from Company H, under Lieutenants McCardell and McEaddy, and 20 from Company H, Fifth battalion of cavalry, in co our entire force 160 men, including the artillery. A courier brought in a dispatch that General Miller was about 50 miles in our rear, on the road leading from Lake City. Confident that the enemy would fall back to the island, under cover of their gunboats, it was decided to engage them at once. The enemy's force consisted of
ircumstances I have deemed it proper to remove district headquarters, at least temporarily, to Lake City, and will eventually remove farther west to Madison or Tallahassee for the purpose of being monderson, Major-General. General orders, no. 32. Headquarters Military District of Florida, Lake City, July 27, 1864. Ordered from this command as unexpectedly as he was ordered to it, the unde the present, I bid you farewell. Patton Anderson, Major-General. General orders, no. 33. Lake City, July 27, 1864. Maj.-Gen. Patton Anderson having been relieved from command of this districtant Adjutant-General. General orders,. no. 34. Headquarters Military District of Florida, Lake City, August 1, 1864. Until further orders, the headquarters of this district are established at Lake City. The following officers compose the staff of the Brigadier-General commanding: Capt. Wm. G. Barth, assistant adjutant-general; Capt. S. A. Moreno, assistant adjutant-general; Lieut.-Col
important battle until Seymour's invasion in February, 1864. In a skirmish that occurred in the suburbs of Jacksonville on March 11, 1863, Major Brevard was commended for gallant conduct by General Finegan, who, in a report of a skirmish near Lake City on March 31st, says: My orders were executed by Major Brevard with promptness, gallantry and discretion. In December, 1863, Brevard's battalion (the First Florida) had been increased to five companies, and Major Brevard had been promoted to liobb at Columbus, and was assigned to duty. When Wilson's Federal troops entered Columbus he made his escape with General Toombs to Eufaula, and soon afterward hostilities ceased. General Finley then returned to Florida and lived for a time in Lake City. In 1875 he removed to Jacksonville. He served in Congress from 1875 to 1879. In 1879 he was again elected but the seat was contested and given to his opponent. In 1887 he was appointed by Governor Perry to fill a vacancy in the United Stat