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ounted at St. Augustine, at Fort Clinch on Amelia island, at the mouth of St. John's river, at Fernandina, Cedar Keys, St. Marks, Apalachicola and Tallahassee; but there were only two guns at each of Georgia and Florida, first under command of Gen. Robert E. Lee. General Grayson, reaching Fernandina early in September, found a circular posted, warning all loyal citizens of the United States ttemporarily succeeded in command by Col. W. S. Dilworth, Third regiment Florida volunteers, at Fernandina. On the 10th and 11th of October Maj. W. L. L. Bowen, commanding at Tampa bay, captured two sin which he said that the Third regiment, commanded by Col. W. S. Dilworth, was scattered from Fernandina to the mouth of the St. John's, while the Fourth, composed of eight companies, commanded by Co general plan of abandoning the coast involved other Florida points in addition to Pensacola. Fernandina was evacuated in March, 1862, and the well-constructed defenses abandoned. The town of St. Au
ed, wounded or captured. After the evacuation of Fernandina the companies not engaged in the Smyrna expeditior stores; Company F at Cedar Keys, and H and G at Fernandina until the evacuation of that place in March, 1862nded at Jacksonville soon after the occupation of Fernandina by the Federal forces about the 12th of March, onossession of the Federals since our evacuation of Fernandina and St. John's bluff. The companies forming thzed into a regiment until after the evacuation of Fernandina. As independent companies they had been doing vato the troops and fortifications on the island of Fernandina, paid them a high compliment, saying that they wermy and assigned to duty in the summer of 1861 at Fernandina. The officers in command were Wm. A. Owens, capt61, the company was ordered by Governor Milton to Fernandina, and instructed to call on Col. D. P. Holland forng opportunity to land at pleasure a large army. Fernandina was held by them, a valuable stronghold, where th
er. The Florida troops, with reinforcements from other States, numbering about 8,000 of all arms, had taken position on the west side of Mc-Girt's creek, 12 miles from Jacksonville. Under the supervision and direction of Generals Beauregard and Anderson, breastworks and stockades were constructed at this position, and similar fortifications of a more permanent character were thrown up at Baldwin, 8 miles in the rear of McGirt's creek, and at the intersection of the railroads running from Fernandina to Cedar Keys and from Jacksonville to Lake City. For a time there were many indications which gave promise of an advance of the Federals, and every preparation was made to meet them at McGirt's creek in the first place, or in the event they should turn that position, then at Baldwin, where it was believed a successful defense might be made against a superior force. Our effective force operating near Jacksonville was, infantry 6,290, cavalry 1,568, artillery 487. BrigadierGen-eral Ga
ission to raise a battalion of infantry, the first organized in the State. He soon enlisted six companies, commanded by Captains Scott, Frink, Richard, Buckman and Kendrick. They were mustered into the Confederate army and assigned to duty at Fernandina under command of Lieutenant-Colonel Hopkins, and there remained until the evacuation of that place by our forces in the spring of 1862. The First battalion constituted a part of General Finegan's brigade, and was engaged in all the operations hers 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 to Virginia it was known as the Representative regiment of Florida. Receiving a commission to raise a battalion of partisan ra
n his profession. Forsaking his practice in 1861, he raised a regiment and was on January 1, 1862, commissioned colonel of the First Florida cavalry and put in command of the provisional forces of east Florida. The Federals had already seized Fernandina, Jacksonville and other places along the coast. The chief business of Colonel Davis' regiment was to watch the movements of the enemy carefully, and as far as possible to prevent raiding or scouting parties of the Federals from penetrating ing the study of law was admitted to the bar at St. Augustine, Fla., early in 1861. In the war of 1861-65 he espoused heartily the cause of the South, and early in the struggle, under the order of the governor of Florida, he erected a battery at Fernandina. He was appointed a lieutenant of artillery in the Confederate army and was at first ordered to report to General Hardee in the Trans-Mississippi department. In October, 1861, he was commissioned major of artillery and was in command of a ba