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Collection ID is exactly "40" AND Coverage contains "Civil War Florida (1861-1865)"
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Excerpt from Recollections of General William Miller Regarding the Battle of Natural Bridge, 1898

Excerpt from Recollections of General William Miller Regarding the Battle of Natural Bridge, 1898

Date
1898-07-04
Description
An excerpt from the recollections of General William Miller regarding his experiences as a military commander during the Battle of Natural Bridge during the American Civil War in Florida.
Collection
Letter from John D. Pittman to His Mother, Martha W. Pittman, 1860

Letter from John D. Pittman to His Mother, Martha W. Pittman, 1860

Date
1860-11-06
Description
Letter from John D. Pittman to his mother, Martha W. Pittman, written while he was a student at the University of Virginia. He discusses his time at school, the election of 1860 and the likelihood of Abaraham Lincoln becoming president. Pittman expresses his displeasure at the possibility of Lincoln winning and says "If he is, I reckon we will have to quit this University - take muskets and go to fighting! I hope this will not be."
Collection
Letters from Louis James M. Boyd to His Wife, Jannie, 1862

Letters from Louis James M. Boyd to His Wife, Jannie, 1862

Date
1862
Description
A series of letters from Louis James M. Boyd to his wife, Martha Jane "Jannie" Boyd. The letters are dated November 29, 1862, December 8, 1862, and December 9, 1862, from the USS Albatross at St. Andrews Bay. Boyd describes the destruction of the rebel salt pans along the Florida coast, his fellow soliders and personal matters, such as the joy he feels about the birth of his son while he is away.
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"My Recollections of the Confederate War" by Sylvanus M. Hankins, ca. 1900

"My Recollections of the Confederate War" by Sylvanus M. Hankins, ca. 1900

Date
1900 (circa)
Description
Sylvanus M. Hankins' recollections of his experiences as an enlisted Confederate soldier during the American Civil War in Florida. Hankins was a private in Company D of the 1st Florida Reserve Regiment for the Confederacy which was one of the units that fought at the Battle of Natural Bridge in March 1865. Hankins begins by discussing Florida's secession in 1861, when Hankins was 14 years old. He recalls how Floridians intially reacted to the threat of war; the raising of military units; the death of his cousin resulting from combat wounds and imprisonment; the imprisonment of women and children and the burning of their homes if their husbands, fathers or brothers were suspected of deserting; the shooting of deserters; the wartime treatment of African-Americans; Hankins' enlistment at age 16; escorting prisoners to Andersonville; the Battle of Natural Bridge; and other wartime events. The date of these recollections is unknown.
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Letter from William T. Stockton to Julia Stockton, 1863

Letter from William T. Stockton to Julia Stockton, 1863

Date
1863-12-11
Description
Letter from William T. Stockton to his wife, Julia Stockton, written while he was a prisoner of war at Johnson's Island in Ohio during the American Civil War. Stockton was captured during the Battle of Chattanooga in November 1863.
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Letter from J. S. M. Davidson to Julia Stockton, 1863

Letter from J. S. M. Davidson to Julia Stockton, 1863

Date
1863-12-07
Description
Letter from J. S. M. Davidson, fellow officer and friend of William Tennent Stockton, to Julia Stockton, William Stockton's wife, informing her that her husband had survived the battle at Chattanooga but was a prisoner in Union hands.
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Letter from James Paine, A. Oswald Lang and Francis A. Ivey to Governor Madison Starke Perry, 1861

Letter from James Paine, A. Oswald Lang and Francis A. Ivey to Governor Madison Starke Perry, 1861

Date
1861
Description
A report from Confederate sympathizers who dismantled the lights at the Jupiter Inlet and Cape Florida lighthouses sent to Florida Governor Madison Starke Perry. The letter from James Paine, A. Oswald Lang and Francis A. Ivey explains that they chose to destroy the lights because they needed to be protected from the enemy during the war.
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Letter from Sarah Fletcher to Malcolm Nicholson Fletcher, 1865

Letter from Sarah Fletcher to Malcolm Nicholson Fletcher, 1865

Date
1865-04-29
Description
Letter from Sarah Fletcher to her son Malcolm Nicholson Fletcher written during the last days of the Civil War that discusses the surrender of Robert E. Lee's army and the impact of the Confederacy's impending collapse on the Florida's civilian population. Sarah Fletcher also comments on the activities of Florida's slaves on the eve of their emancipation. The original letter is badly faded and parts are completely illegible. A typed transcript is reproduced here because of its historical importance. The original letter was written at the very end of the Civil War, after the surrender of both Robert E. Lee's and Joseph E. Johnston's Confederate armies. While Florida was included under Johnston's April 26 surrender, it was not until the following month that Union troops formally accepted the capitulation of Confederates in Florida.
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Proposal to Develop a Multiple Barrel Machine Gun, 1861

Proposal to Develop a Multiple Barrel Machine Gun, 1861

Date
1861-12-13
Description
A letter from Dr. E. B. Ridley to Florida Governor John Milton proposing the building of a battery of multiple-barreled guns that would be able to fire 122,880 1/2 oz. projectiles. No reply survives to this fascinating proposal, but until the end of the war, single shot, muzzle loading shoulder arms and cannon remained the staple weapon of Confederate soldiers.
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Telegraphic Dispatch from Jefferson Davis to Florida Governor John Milton Regarding Robert E. Lee, 1861

Telegraphic Dispatch from Jefferson Davis to Florida Governor John Milton Regarding Robert E. Lee, 1861

Date
1861-11-06
Description
Notice from Jefferson Davis to Florida Governor John Milton regarding Robert E. Lee's assignment to take command of Confederate forces on the coast of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida during the Civil War.
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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
m87-22_b001_f09_01Excerpt from Recollections of General William Miller Regarding the Battle of Natural Bridge, 1898TextAmerican Civil War--letters and diaries
American Civil War--United States--Collected Correspondence
Natural Bridge (Fla.), Battle of, 1865
Florida -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Civil war
Civil War, 1861-1865
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n2005-9_b003_f64_01Letter from John D. Pittman to His Mother, Martha W. Pittman, 1860TextAmerican Civil War--letters and diaries
American Civil War--United States--Collected Correspondence
Florida -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Civil war
Civil War, 1861-1865
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n2000-4_b001_f02_07Letters from Louis James M. Boyd to His Wife, Jannie, 1862TextAmerican Civil War--letters and diaries
American Civil War--United States--Collected Correspondence
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Blockades.
Florida--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Equipment and supplies
Florida--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Destruction and pillage
Civil war
Florida--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Civil War, 1861-1865
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s1725_b001_f01_01"My Recollections of the Confederate War" by Sylvanus M. Hankins, ca. 1900TextAmerican Civil War--letters and diaries
American Civil War--United States--Collected correspondence
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives, Confederate.
Florida--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Natural Bridge (Fla.), Battle of, 1865
Civil war
Civil War, 1861-1865
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m88-21_b002_fa-141_01Letter from William T. Stockton to Julia Stockton, 1863TextChattanooga, Battle of (Tennessee : 1863)
Civil war
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m88-21_b002_fa-140_01Letter from J. S. M. Davidson to Julia Stockton, 1863TextCivil war
Missionary Ridge, Battle of (Tennessee : 1863)
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s577_b001_f08_07Letter from James Paine, A. Oswald Lang and Francis A. Ivey to Governor Madison Starke Perry, 1861TextCivil war
Lighthouses
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m90-15_b001_f05_03Letter from Sarah Fletcher to Malcolm Nicholson Fletcher, 1865TextCivil war/fpc/memory/omeka_images/collections/broadsides/thumbnails/m90-15_b001_f05_03.jpg
s577_b001_f14_10Proposal to Develop a Multiple Barrel Machine Gun, 1861TextCivil war
Military weapons
Artillery
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s577_b001_f10_25Telegraphic Dispatch from Jefferson Davis to Florida Governor John Milton Regarding Robert E. Lee, 1861TextCivil war
Armies--Officers
Presidents--Confederate States of America
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