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of the house of representatives in the capitol of the State, at the city of Tallahassee. This honorable body, composed of the best talent in the State, was temporah Eppes was presented and placed upon the minutes of the convention: Tallahassee, January 10, 1861. Miss Elizabeth Eppes: By resolution of the Convention with great respect, Charles H. Dupont, Wm. A. Forward, D. S. Walker. Tallahassee, January 10, 1861. Hon. C. H. Dupont, Hon. Wm. A. Forward and Hon. D. S. Wal Jefferson county, commanded by Capt. James Patton Anderson. On arriving in Tallahassee en route for Pensacola, a request had been made by the latter company and acThe troops failing to get steamboat transportation at St. Marks, returned to Tallahassee and started overland via Quincy and Chattahoochee. By urgent request of Capcers chosen. Capt. J. Patton Anderson was elected colonel; William Beard of Tallahassee, lieutenant col-onel; and Thaddeus A. McDonell of Gainesville, major. They
f the period. When on January 5th Senator Yulee wrote from Washington to Joseph Finegan at Tallahassee the immediately important thing to be done is the occupation of the forts and arsenals in Floand, 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 the gulf points, and St. Augustine had but eleven. Cedar Keys they were recaptured by the Florida forces and the Federals in charge were sent to Tallahassee as prisoners. The Federal blockade was established at all the important ports, and the sigss of such men as Captain Bradford of Florida; Lieutenant Nelms of Georgia; Sergeant Routh of Tallahassee; Private Tillinghast, etc., would not be compensated for, in my opinion, by the total annihils altar, their grateful countrywomen have erected a monument on the grounds of the capitol at Tallahassee, inscribed as follows: To rescue from Oblivion And perpetuate in the Memory of succeeding Ge
ming the First Florida cavalry, commanded by Col. G. W. M. Davis at its first organization, were encamped for several months at Camp Davis, about six miles from Tallahassee, performing all the duties necessary for military training, by which discipline they were admirably fitted for the perilous services assigned to them in the armld have at any time shelled the place and destroyed many homes of helpless citizens who were unable to leave. The regiment soon returned to its encampment near Tallahassee, remaining there a short time, when it was ordered to Chattanooga to join the army of Tennessee under Gen. Braxton Bragg. The Second Florida cavalry, made upe rapid preparations for an invasion of the State, anticipating an easy capture of Lake City, a permanent occupation of that region and a triumphant march on to Tallahassee, the capital, where they could be in communication with the Federal forces at the Gulf ports. With such co-operation the whole State would be occupied by the
ent of Florida troops, had taken strong positions a few miles from Pensacola at Pollard, Blakely and Gonzales, guarding all approaches to Mobile, Montgomery and Tallahassee against any expedition that might advance from Pensacola. Vigilance at every point was our only security at this trying crisis—one that indicated that the greathe hour when Florida, her knee in suppliance bent, should tremble at his power. But the trophies of a conqueror were not for him. Florida's beautiful capital, Tallahassee—the rose garden of the State, the city of fairest women—was never captured. The enemy held every place on our Atlantic coast, and at Key West, a Gibraltar for n Dickison was given command of all the State troops called into service by virtue of the provisions of general orders from the adjutant and inspector's office, Tallahassee, July 30th. After the fight at Palatka, Company H, Second Florida cavalry, continued to perform heavy picket duty on the St. John's river, frequently engaging <
er reinforcements that were looked for from Tallahassee should arrive, but to take possession of thGeneral Ashboth's expedition was to capture Tallahassee, the capital of the State, and as the resise Federal movement threatening Marianna and Tallahassee, General Jackson had ordered Brigadier-Genemiles, to be forwarded to the department at Tallahassee, also to his family at Quincy. The bearer . This was communicated to headquarters at Tallahassee, whence orders came to move forward, with ant Bruton. The prisoners were forwarded to Tallahassee under a strong guard. Though almost brokenarpet-baggers, made his home in the city of Tallahassee. Among the captured papers was an order fr should the expedition prove successful and Tallahassee be taken, they would be at liberty to sack long cherished design to get possession of Tallahassee. Many instances of individual gallantry cod by Gen. Sam Jones on March 20, 1865, from Tallahassee, as follows: Since I have been in com[2 more...]
of Monticello, surgeon; Dr. Thomas Henry of Quincy, assistant surgeon; Capt. Edward M. L'Engle of Jacksonville, assistant quartermaster; Capt. W. A. Daniel of Jacksonville, assistant commissary; Lieut. R. B. Thomas, adjutant; Edward Houston of Tallahassee, sergeantmajor; and T. W. Givens, quartermaster-sergeant. The personnel of the regiment was second to none raised in the State. It was made up of the bravest, most gallant and gifted of Florida's patriotic sons. On July 13, 1861, the regimre compelled to fall back with a heavy loss in killed and wounded. At Belfield, and at Hatcher's run, February 4, 1865, they did gallant service. The Eleventh Florida regiment originated in a battalion organized by Theodore W. Brevard, of Tallahassee, afterward prominently identified with the career of the regiment. In June, 1860, Mr. Brevard was made adjutant and inspector-general for the State; but when war became a certainty he resigned that office to enter active service, feeling that
's brigade. The ten companies of the First Florida regiment of infantry were commanded by Captains A. Perry Amaker, Tallahassee; Wm. E. Cropp, Apalachicola; B. W. Powell, Micanopy; R. B. Hilton, Tallahassee; H. Hyer Baker, Jackson county; RichardTallahassee; H. Hyer Baker, Jackson county; Richard Bradford, Madison county; John H. Gee, Gadsden county; T. Jeff Myers, Gainesville; Thompson B. Lamar, Jefferson county; A. H. Wright, Pensacola. The regiment was mustered into the Confederate States service at Chattahoochee arsenal April 5, 1861, electing for field officers James Patton Anderson, of Jefferson county, colonel; Wm. H. Beard, of Tallahassee, lieutenant-colonel, and Thaddeus A. McDonell, of Gainesville, major. They were ordered to proceed to Pensacola, and on the 12th of Apriay to the 1st of July, 1861. About the middle of August the regiment was stationed at Camp Davis, 6 miles south of Tallahassee, in camp of instruction. Its officers were W. G. M. Davis, colonel; George Troup Maxwell, lieutenant-colonel, and Wil
this district, leaving the Second Florida cavalry, Fifth battalion of cavalry, Campbell's siege artillery, Villepigue's light battery, and a section of Dunham's light battery, as the whole effective force at my command. Abell's light battery is complete except about forty horses. Dunham's lacks about thirty horses. Under these circumstances I have deemed it proper to remove district headquarters, at least temporarily, to Lake City, and will eventually remove farther west to Madison or Tallahassee for the purpose of being more accessible to all portions of the district and for greater convenience in organizing the reserve forces, upon which we will have to depend in great measure for the defense of important localities. It will not be practicable to carry on offensive operations, either against the regular organized force of the enemy within the district, or the deserters and disloyals who infest certain remote localities. The best that can be done will be to defend points of gr