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Collection ID is exactly "40" AND Subject contains "Natural Bridge (Fla.), Battle of, 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
Excerpt from the Book "Florida Breezes" Describing the Battle of Natural Bridge, 1883

Excerpt from the Book "Florida Breezes" Describing the Battle of Natural Bridge, 1883

Date
1883
Description
An excerpt from Ellen Call Long's 1883 book titled "Florida Breezes: or, Florida New and Old." In this passage, the fictional character Ruth describes the events at the Battle of Natural Bridge on March 6, 1865, during the American Civil War from the perspective of a civilian. Long based the retelling on her own recollections about the event.
Collection
"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.
Collection
Reminiscences of the War Between the States by a Boy in the Far South at Home and in the Ranks of the Confederate Militia by Joshua Hoyet Frier, 1859-1865

Reminiscences of the War Between the States by a Boy in the Far South at Home and in the Ranks of the Confederate Militia by Joshua Hoyet Frier, 1859-1865

Date
1895 (circa)
Description
A photocopy of a transcribed journal of reminiscences written by Joshua Hoyet Frier from 1895 to 1903. Frier describes the period immediately before and during the American Civil War. The journal documents his service in the First Florida Reserves from 1864 to 1865. He discusses the prewar debate over secession; the early enthusiasm of some volunteers and the reluctance of others; the shortages of food, salt and other materials as the war progressed; a slave hunt; Frier's acquaintance with Lewis Thornton Powell (Lewis Payne) of Hamilton County, who later gained notoriety as one of the John Wilkes Booth conspirators; his participation in an expedition to capture deserters; his work taking up rails; a duel fought between two officers; and his relationship with the other men in his unit. Frier's narrative includes a vivid description of the Battle of Natural Bridge in March 1865, in which his unit participated. He also describes the execution of two Confederate deserters captured in Union uniforms. His narrative closes shortly before the Confederate surrender in May 1865. The journal was transcribed by the donor, J.W. Hart, and there is an introduction by J. Hoyet Frier III.
Collection
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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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flc_818-l848_01Excerpt from the Book "Florida Breezes" Describing the Battle of Natural Bridge, 1883textUnited States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Florida--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Natural Bridge (Fla.), Battle of, 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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m76-134_b001_f02_01Reminiscences of the War Between the States by a Boy in the Far South at Home and in the Ranks of the Confederate Militia by Joshua Hoyet Frier, 1859-1865textUnited States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Florida--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Natural Bridge (Fla.), Battle of, 1865
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