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be called, to meet at the city of Jacksonville, on the tenth day of April, 1862, to establish a State government, elect a Governor and other State officers, a representative to Congress, or, in their sovereign capacity, to provide therefor as they shall deem best for their interest. Be it further resolved, That all the counties and precincts of the State, which shall think proper, be requested to send delegates to said convention. Be it further resolved, That the counties of St. John, Nassau, Putnam, Clay, Volusia, Orange and Brevard, be specially requested to send delegates to said convention. Be it further resolved, That, under the benign influence of the Government of the United States, as it now exists over us, our property and lives are secure from the incendiary and assassin, and that we invite the citizens of the State to return to their allegiance to the United States, and enjoy the protection and peace which are now ours. Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New York, (search)
98 James Samuel Thomas Stranahan, first citizen of Brooklyn, born 1808, dies at Saratoga, N. Y.......Sept. 3, 1898 Admiral Cervera, Spanish naval officer, whose fleet was destroyed by Admiral Sampson, July 3, arrives in New York......Sept. 8, 1898 Forty-seventh Regiment of New York ordered to Porto Rico for garrison duty......Oct. 3, 1898 Abraham Oakey Hall, lawyer, born 1826, dies at New York City......Oct. 7, 1898 Justice Wilmot M. Smith decides that the creation of the County of Nassau was constitutional......Oct. 11, 1898 Battle-ships Oregon and Iowa sail from New York for Manila......Oct. 12, 1898 George Edwin Waring, sanitary engineer, born 1833, dies at New York City......Oct. 29, 1898 Chauncey M. Depew, Republican, elected United States Senator from New York to succeed Edward Murphy, Jr., of Troy......Jan. 18, 1899 Heaviest day's business ever transacted on New York Stock Exchange......Jan. 23, 1899 Fire at Brooklyn navy-yard destroys property valu
ieutenant Dickison, preferring cavalry service, withdrew from the command, and it was then that he received the order, previously mentioned, from General Finegan, to raise a cavalry company to complete the Second Florida cavalry regiment, to be mustered into the Confederate State's service for three years or for the war. The new company which he formed was composed of citizens from the counties of Marion, Alachua, St. John, Putnam, Bradford, Duval, Columbia, Clay, Volusia, Sumter, Hillsboro, Nassau and Madison. It was organized in August, 1862, at Flotard pond and mustered in by Maj. R. B. Thomas, adjutant and inspector-general on General Finegan's staff, electing as its officers J. J. Dickison, captain; W. H. McCardell, first lieutenant; D. S. Brantly, second lieutenant; M. J. McEaddy, third lieutenant; with 5 sergeants, 4 corporals and 63 privates. During the period 1862-63 the roll was increased to 70 privates and changes made in rank of officers. Dr. J. A. Williams held the pos
rida troops in the army of Northern Virginia Second regiment on the Peninsula Perry's brigade battle of Gettysburg Finegan's brigade. The Second regiment Florida infantry was com posed of the following companies: The St. John's Grays, Capt. J. J. Daniel, Duval county; the Gulf State Guards, Capt. J. F. McClellan, Jackson county; Starke's company, Capt. John W. Starke, Putnam county; the Hammock Guards, Capt. John D. Hopkins, Marion county; the Davis Guards, Capt. George W. Call, Nassau county; Brevard's company, Leon county; the Hamilton Blues, Capt. H. J. Stewart, Hamilton county; the Madison Rangers, Capt. W. P. Pillans, Madison county; the Alachua Guards, Capt. L. Williams, Alachua county; the Columbia Rifles, Capt. W. R. Moore, Columbia county. Soon after reaching Virginia the Rifle Rangers, Capt. E. A. Perry, Escambia county, and the Howell Guards, Capt. G. W. Parkhill, Leon county, were incorporated with the regiment, they having gone to Virginia as independent compani
finding no enemy on shore to meet them.--About 10 o'clock that night the Yankees again opened on the city, and it is supposed that they were shelling the town. Fernandina, Fla. Fernandina is on Amelia Island, which forms a part of Nassau county, Florida, The island is sixteen miles in length by four in breadth, and is separated from the mainland by a strait from two to four miles wide. The northern and eastern sides of the island are bordered by rows of sand hills, and backed by a thickite Fernandina, on the other side of Amelia river, is Tiger Island, between which and Amelia island is the harbor, which is one of the best and, arest on the coast, though the draft of water is not equal to that of Beaufort or Brunswick. Nassau county, of which Amelia Island forms an important part, had, in 1850, a population of 2,161, of whom 1,077 were slaves — Its productions in that year were 404,805 pounds of rice, 29,812 bushels of Indian corn, 279 bales of cotton, and 44 hogsheads o