A Guide to Civil War Records

at the State Archives of Florida

Portrait of Elizabeth Harris: Madison, Florida (18--?)

The purpose of this guide is to identify and describe the state, federal, and private records pertaining to Florida’s Civil War era (1860-1865) housed at the State Archives of Florida. We hope this guide will assist and promote research into this time period.

Civil War Records At Other Repositories

State Library of Florida, Tallahassee, Florida
  • Florida Collection The Florida collection houses documents, government papers, and both rare and popular published works on Florida history, including much material on the Civil War. Most of the titles listed in this guide’s bibliography below can be found at the State Library.
National Archives, Washington DC
University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Florida Historical Society, Cocoa, Florida
The American Civil War Museum, Richmond, Virginia
  • Soldier Letters Collection
    • Pvt. Samuel H. Harris, Company G, 1st Florida Inf. (2 letters)
    • Lt. Albert Livingston, Company G, 3rd Florida Inf. (9 letters)
    • Sgt. Archie Livingston, Company G, 3rd Florida Inf. (22 letters)
    • Cpl. Theodore Livingston, Company G, 3rd Florida Inf. (12 letters)
    • Capt. John L. Inglis, Company D, 3rd Florida Inf. (3 letters)
  • Soldier Diary Collection
    • Sgt. Edward Clifford Brush, Company B, 3rd Florida Inf.
  • Monuments and Memorials Collection
    • Material related to Civil War monuments, including Palatka, St. Augustine, Tallahassee, Lakeland, Miami, Ocala, Orlando and Tampa.
  • Medical and Hospital Collection
    • Abel Seymour Babel and General Hospital Collection ( Lake City)
  • Veterans Collection
    • Florida Division, United Confederate Veterans, Gainesville, FL
Library of Congress, Washington DC
University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida
Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
University of West Florida, Pensacola, Florida
Division of Historical Resources, Bureau of Archaeological Research, Tallahassee, Florida
  • Master Site File Lists all the Pre-Columbian and historical archaeological sites in the state, including Florida's Civil War sites.
Mississippi State University Mississippi State, MS
Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, Virginia