was in possession of the State
, and reorganized into a regiment to be mustered into the Confederate
service as the ‘First Florida infantry regiment.’
These companies were respectively commanded by Captains Anderson
The organization of the regiment was effected and field officers chosen.
Capt. J. Patton Anderson
was elected colonel; William Beard
, lieutenant col-onel; and Thaddeus A. McDonell
They were ordered to report at Pensacola
to General Bragg
, who on the 8th of March, 86, had been appointed brigadier-general in the provisional army and assigned to duty in Florida
, with headquarters at Pensacola
On the 5th of April, 1861, they began their march, a dispatch being forwarded by Theodore W. Brevard
, that about 580 men belonging to the counties east of the Chattahoochee river
would take steamers at that point for Columbus
, where transportation and subsistence would be expected.
The companies on the west side of the river would march through.