battle General Anderson
said: ‘Maj. T. A. McDonell
, commanding the Florida
battalion, was borne wounded from the field before the action had fairly begun.
The command devolved upon Capt. W. G. Poole
, who bore himself most gallantly throughout the two days conflict.
The skill with which he handled his command reflected the highest credit upon him as an officer, while the desperation with which his troops fought brings new luster to the arms of the State
they represented, and paints imperishable fame upon the colors they so proudly bore.’
reported that Lieut. L. M. Anderson
, commanding Company A, was shot in the forehead and instantly killed, and his successor, Lieut. E. C. Stevens
, was soon severely wounded.
Capt. T. S. Means
, Lieuts. J. T. Miller
, and O. P. Hull
were wounded, the last mortally.
The battalion was next in battle at Farmington
, during the siege of Corinth
, and then, consolidated with a battalion under William Miller
, the united command was known as the First regiment, Col. William Miller
The regiment was assigned to John C. Brown
's brigade, with the Third Louisiana and Forty-first Mississippi, for the Kentucky
campaign, in the division of Patton Anderson
In the fierce assault at Perryville General Brown
was wounded and Colonel Miller
took command of the brigade.
The regiment lost heavily in this battle, and before the next great conflict it was consolidated with the Third.
It was attached to Preston
's brigade, then to Stovall
's, and finally to Finley
The Third regiment Florida
infantry was organized in August, 1861, and was assigned to service in the State
until May, 1862, when it was ordered to the army in northern Mississippi
Many of the companies had reenlisted for the war and an election was had of officers to serve permanently, at Midway, Gadsden county
, where they were in camp about three weeks.
The officers elected and appointed were as follows: