--A Yankee in Florida
writes thus by way of consoling himself for the terrible thrashing their army has just received at Ocean Pond
Generally speaking the people through the sparsely populated section through which our army moved had no pecuniary interest in the rebellion, yet all the able bodied man were off in the Confederate armies.
Possibly the entire rebel army that confronted and fought us at Cluster were Union men, but we failed to appreciate their loyalty.
It is my private opinion that Florida
is in the Confederacy
; that there is little or no sentiment of Unionism there, and that the State
is not worth fighting for, Poverty, ignorance, fifth, fleas, alligators, and rebellion, encompass the State
from Key West
, and from the bar on the St. John
's to Appalachia Bay.