Florida in the Civil War

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    This collection consists of applications for admission to the Florida Old Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Home.
  • Voter Registration Rolls, 1867-68
    These records list individuals who registered to vote in the State of Florida in 1867 and 1868. The lists are unique in that they are the first voter rolls in Florida to systematically include African-Americans.
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  • Edmund Cottle Weeks
    The nation’s existential crisis of civil war brought to the forefront many individuals who were mature, tested, and ready to act as leaders for both sides.
Examining the Civil War Documents


  • Florida’s Role in the Civil War
    Archivist Boyd Murphree discusses the variety of Civil War resources available on the Florida Memory website as well as additional collections housed in the State Library and Archives of Florida.

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