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[162] loss in killed and wounded. At Belfield, and at Hatcher's run, February 4, 1865, they did gallant service.

The Eleventh Florida regiment originated in a battalion organized by Theodore W. Brevard, of Tallahassee, afterward prominently identified with the career of the regiment. In June, 1860, Mr. Brevard was made adjutant and inspector-general for the State; but when war became a certainty he resigned that office to enter active service, feeling that ‘he was too young a man to hold a safe and easy position while others were in peril.’ He therefore obtained a commission to raise a company of volunteers early in the spring of 1861. This company was one of those that formed the Second Florida regiment. The companies constituting the Second were ordered to Fernandina and drilled until thoroughly versed in military tactics. Being the first regiment that was ordered from the State to Virginia it was known as the ‘Representative regiment’ of Florida.

Receiving a commission to raise a battalion of partisan rangers, Captain Brevard returned to Florida for that purpose in the summer of 1862. Six companies forming the Second battalion soon enlisted, commanded by Captains Bird, Mays, Stewart, Westcott, Robinson and Ochus, under command of Lieut.-Col. Theodore Brevard. The battalion was placed under General Finegan's command and did effective work in south and east Florida, and was ordered to Virginia in May, 1864, when the Fourth Florida battalion, seven companies, the companies of Captains Ochus and Robinson of the Second Florida battalion (Brevard's) and Captain Cullen's unattached company of Florida volunteers, were assigned to the Eleventh regiment, Col. Theodore Brevard commanding.

The Eleventh took a gallant part in all the desperate fighting around Richmond and Petersburg, and were under fire nearly all the time after reaching Richmond. It was during the terrible conflict on the Weldon railroad that Colonel Brevard received a heavy blow in the loss of

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