4 items found
Collection ID is exactly "40" AND Subject contains "Florida -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865"
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Confederate Impressment Certificate for C. T. Taylor, 1864

Confederate Impressment Certificate for C. T. Taylor, 1864

Date
1864-11-30
Description
A certificate notifying Governor John Milton that C. T. Taylor was empowered to conduct impressment in Jefferson County, Florida.
Collection
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 Council A. Bryan to His Wife, Cornelia Scriven Bryan, 1863

Letter from Council A. Bryan to His Wife, Cornelia Scriven Bryan, 1863

Date
1863-07
Description
Letter from Council A. Bryan to his wife, Cornelia Scriven Bryan, in the aftermath of the 1863 Confederate invasion of Pennsylvania, which had ended in defeat at Gettysburg. During this campaign, the Second, Fifth and Eighth Florida Regiments had comprised a brigade, under the command of Colonel David Lang, that was part of Richard Anderson's Division of A.P. Hill's Corps. The Floridians were heavily engaged on both July 2 and 3, and participated in the assault on the Union center on the final day's fighting. At Gettysburg, the Florida Brigade suffered perhaps the highest percentage of casualties of any similar unit in the Confederate army. In this letter, which was written on very small-sized paper, Bryan described the retreat into Virginia, listed the names of survivors and sick left along the route, and expressed his frustration over the heavy casualties and the lack of recognition the Florida Brigade received. Interestingly, he makes a number of derogatory comments about the conduct of some of the troops in George Pickett's Division of Virginians. The State Archives only holds a copy of this letter. The original is in the possession of the donor.
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
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
s577_b001_f16_11Confederate Impressment Certificate for C. T. Taylor, 1864textImpressment -- Confederate States of America
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
United States -- Confederate States of America
Food supply -- Confederate States of America
Confederate States of America -- Politics and government
Confederate States of America. -- Army -- Supplies and stores
Florida -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Civil war
Civil War, 1861-1865
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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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m87-35_b001_f06_02Letter from Council A. Bryan to His Wife, Cornelia Scriven Bryan, 1863textCivil War, 1861-1865
Civil war
Florida -- History -- 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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