loss in killed and wounded.
, 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
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
, 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
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
The Eleventh took a gallant part in all the desperate fighting around Richmond
, 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