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Collection ID is exactly "40" AND Subject is exactly "Civil war"
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Alachua County Returns for Presidential Election of 1860

Alachua County Returns for Presidential Election of 1860

Date
1860-11-09
Description
The 1860 election return for Alachua County which voted overwhelmingly for Southern Democrat John C. Breckinridge. He would also win the statewide totals.
Collection
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
Destruction of a Rebel Salt Factory on the Florida Coast, 1862

Destruction of a Rebel Salt Factory on the Florida Coast, 1862

Date
1862-11-15
Description
An article describing the destruction of a rebel salt factory on the Florida coast at St. Joseph Bay by the crew of the US Bark "Kingfisher." An officer on the bark gives a firsthand account of the engagement in a letter obtained by Harper's Weekly. The second page includes an etching depicting the destruction of the salt factory. Published on pages 732-733 of the November 15, 1862 edition of Harper's Weekly Magazine.
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 Edward Everett to Richard Keith Call, 1860

Letter from Edward Everett to Richard Keith Call, 1860

Date
1860-12-31
Description
Letter from Edward Everett, a noted northern orator who had unsuccessfully run as vice-president on the Constitutional Union ticket in the election of 1860, to General Richard Keith Call thanking Call for the pamphlet and suggesting that the U.S. Congress, in an effort to prevent the Civil War, might provide Lieutenant General Winfield Scott with dictatorial powers for six months. The pamphlet Call sent was titled "An Address to the People of Florida from General R.K. Call" in which he labeled secession 'high treason against our constitutional government.'
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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.
Collection
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.
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
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.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
s21_b046_f12_01Alachua County Returns for Presidential Election of 1860TextCivil war
Elections
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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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slp_harpersweekly-1862-v006-307_01Destruction of a Rebel Salt Factory on the Florida Coast, 1862TextUnited States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Periodicals
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
Salt industry and trade
Salt industry and trade--Florida
Civil War
USS Kingfisher (1861)
Etching
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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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m84-16_01Letter from Edward Everett to Richard Keith Call, 1860TextCivil war/fpc/memory/omeka_images/collections/broadsides/thumbnails/m84-16_01.jpg
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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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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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