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State Archives of Florida
Portrait of Dr. Cyrus Reed Teed in his Civil War uniform.
N2009- 3, Papers, ca 1887-1990; Box 1, folder 8
Born Oct. 18, 1839 in Teedsville, N.Y., studied medicine, with his uncle 1859-; enlisted in the U.S. Army on August 3, 1862 on Staten Island, New York City. On October 15, 1863, Teed was honorably discharged from the Army. He had his 'illumination' in 1869 - believed the sun at the center of a macrocosmic cell and revolves once in 24 hrs (The earth is practically stationary, a concave sphere with all life on its inner surface). Moved from N.Y. to Chicago with his followers and established a communal life 1886. Took the name 'Koresh,' the Hebrew translation for Cyrus, meaning shepherd. His following grew to about 200 members. Began relocating to Estero, Florida in 1894. Died Dec. 22, 1908.
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Chicago Manual of Style
Teed and Seward (Utica, N.Y.). Portrait of Dr. Cyrus Reed Teed in his Civil War uniform. 1862 (circa). State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/255246>, accessed 1 December 2023.
Teed and Seward (Utica, N.Y.). Portrait of Dr. Cyrus Reed Teed in his Civil War uniform. 1862 (circa). State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/255246>
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(State Archives of Florida/Teed and Seward (Utica)