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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Florida, (search)
ine of fort exploding, General Campbell capitulates......March, 1781 Country west of Pensacola as far as the Mississippi River receded to Great Britain by Spain......1781 Expedition under Colonel Devereux sails from St. Augustine, and with fifty men captures the Bahama Islands from Spain......1783 By treaty, Great Britain cedes to Spain east and west Florida, evacuation to take place within three months......Sept. 3, 1783 Governor Zespedez, the new Spanish governor, arrives at St Augustine and takes possession of Florida in the name of the King of Spain......June, 1784 Alexander McGillivray, chief of the Creeks, forms a treaty with the Spanish governor in behalf of the Creek and Seminole Indians, engaging to prevent white men from entering the country without a Spanish permit......1784 William Augustus Bowles, in British employ, who had won the favor of the Creeks at Pensacola, captures Fort St. Marks and holds it for several weeks until Governor O'Neil of Pensacola
Hon. J. L. M. Curry , LL.D., William Robertson Garrett , A. M. , Ph.D., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 1.1, Legal Justification of the South in secession, The South as a factor in the territorial expansion of the United States (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Biographical: officers of civil and military organizations. (search)
rning to Virginia he resumed his law practice for a time, but in his later years lived mostly at New Orleans. He died at Lynchburg, Va., March 2, 1894. Lieutenant-General Stephen D. Lee Lieutenant-General Stephen D. Lee, was born at Charleston, S. C., September 22, 1833, of patriotic lineage. His great-grandfather, William Lee, was one of forty leading citizens of Charleston whose devotion to the Continental cause was punished by imprisonment on a prison ship and transportation to St Augustine, Fla. His grandfather, Thomas Lee, was appointed United States district judge by President Monroe. General Lee was appointed to the West Point military academy in 1850, and was graduated in 1854, in the class with J. E. B. Stuart, O. O. Howard, Custis Lee, Pender and Pegram. He served with the Fourth U. S. artillery and held the rank of first-lieutenant and regimental quartermaster when he resigned in 1861. He was appointed a captain in the South Carolina organization, and then commiss
The Daily Dispatch: April 1, 1862., [Electronic resource], The surrender of St. Augustine to the Federal. (search)
The surrender of St. Augustine to the Federal. A gentlemen who passed the Federal pickets at St Augustine furnishes the subjected information. The Yankees leaving their gunboat outside the her approached the city in a barge, about 40 in number with flight of truce and American ensign flying. The surrender of the city and the keys of the fort were demanded, with the notice that in the event of refusal the vessels outside would proceed to shell them. The City Council was immediately convened, and, af or deliberation, the keys were delivered to the Federal officer in command of the barge. The Collector of the port, Mr. P. Arnon, was arrested and kept on board the Wabash four days, when, giving up the Custom House books and papers, and disclosing where the appertains of the St. Augustine light house and the Cape Canaveral were concealed, he was John Capo, a pilot of St. Augustine, was pressed into the Federal service, on information given them of his vocation and wh
from their homes without even a change of clothing. The Yankees are very materially assisted by a large number of deserters from our army, who are well acquainted with the country, and act as guides. They are more infamous than the Yankees. Thousands of cattle have been run off by the Yankees, and several loyal citizens murdered. The seaboard counties cast of the river St Johns have suffered terribly from the depredations of the Yankees and deserters, the largest number of whom are in Valusia county. They have sixty men at Smyrna, sixty opposite Fort Gales, and others as far down as Fort Harney. St Augustine is the base of their thieving and marauding operations. They had at first one negro regiment with them, but have from time to time detailed them as stock drivers, and now have only white troops — The Yankees say they do not intend to leave the country until the last horse, cow, and pig has been driven off, and from present indications they will accomplish the threat.
The Daily Dispatch: June 3, 1864., [Electronic resource], The Federal Excursion into Florida. (search)
crossed the river, to protect his communication, and to guard against the laying of torpedoes. As Welaka he quitted his vessels, which from the could get no further, and moved in the interior with a strong body of cavalry and infantry, collecting cattle and cotton, until he reached Lake Henry, 200 miles from Jacksonville. From there he crossed the country to Smyrna on Mosquito Inlet, where he captured two blockade and a large quantity of cotton. --From Smyrna he proceeded Northward to St Augustine, and from thence to Jacksonville, where he arrived on Friday, May 3rd after an absence of ten days. The main result of this raid, besides a large amount of cotton, is a supply of not less than 5,000 head of cattle. No casually occurred to the success of the enterprise. A number of negroes, liberated slaves, were brought in, and a considerable band of local Floridian as who had been hiding in the woods from the conscription, joined Gen Birney on his march and rendered valuable assistan