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Collection ID is exactly "40" AND Geographic Term contains "Quitman (Ga.)"
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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.
Collection
Robert Watson Civil War Diary, 1861-1865

Robert Watson Civil War Diary, 1861-1865

Date
1861 (circa)
Description
A typescript copy of a diary kept by Robert Watson of Key West from September 1861 through March 1865. Watson describes the movements of the 7th Florida Infantry Regiment from Key West around Florida and then to Tennessee. The diary includes descriptions of weather, news, meals, illnesses and deaths.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
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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m76-139_b001_01Robert Watson Civil War Diary, 1861-1865textUnited States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Florida--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Civil war
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