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Collection ID is exactly "40" AND Geographic Term contains "Baker County "
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Flier for a reenactment of the Battle of Olustee, 1978

Flier for a reenactment of the Battle of Olustee, 1978

Date
1978
Description
Flier advertising the second annual reenactment of the Battle of Olustee at the Olustee Battlefield in Baker County, Florida. The event was set for February 18-19, 1978. The First Regiment of Florida Volunteers (reenactors) put on 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
Record of Permits to Cut Timber on State Lands, 1879-1885

Record of Permits to Cut Timber on State Lands, 1879-1885

Date
1879 (circa)
Description
Ledger containing a record of permits issued to private individuals to cut timber on state lands in Florida. For each numbered permit, the ledger lists the name of the permit holder, his county of residence, the kind of timber to be cut, where it could be cut from, and where it was to be delivered after cutting. This ledger documents an important source of income for Floridians in the late 19th century. Many of the permit holders were farmers who cut timber for additional cash.
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
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
flc_br0283Flier for a reenactment of the Battle of Olustee, 1978text/fmp/selected_documents/thumbnails/flc_br0283.jpg
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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s1814_v001_01Record of Permits to Cut Timber on State Lands, 1879-1885textLumber trade
Licenses
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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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