Portrait of Confederate Colonel Theodore Washington Brevard - Tallahassee, Florida

Portrait of Confederate Colonel Theodore Washington Brevard - Tallahassee, Florida

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  • Portrait of Confederate Colonel Theodore Washington Brevard - Tallahassee, Florida

Image Number

  • PT00279

Year

  • 186-

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    Biography Note

  • Brevard was born in Tuskegee, Alabama on August 26, 1835. He moved with his family to Florida in 1847. He studied law at the University of Virginia, and was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1858. At various times between 1854 and 1860, he was state Comptroller. Later he was elected to the Florida House of Representatives (1858, 1859) and Senate (1865, 1866). Brevard was appointed Adjutant and Inspector General of Florida in 1860, but resigned in 1861 to raise a battalion of partisan rangers, which he commanded at the Battle of Olustee.

  • Biography Note

  • Theodore Brevard served in Virginia as part of the 11th Florida Infantry Regiment of Finegan's Brigade. He was elevated to the rank of Colonel, and during the war mainly commanded the 11th Florida Infantry. He was captured at Sayler's Creek and held prisoner for some time. Brevard returned to his Tallahassee law practice after the war. He married a daughter of Governor Richard K. Call. Brevard died on June 20, 1882.

Physical Description

  • 1 photoprint - b&w - 24 x 18 mm.

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