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Civil War

1st Florida Volunteer Infantry

An informative site about the 1st Florida Volunteer Infantry. Includes a list of the member companies and their county of origin. The 1st Florida Volunteer Infantry fought in every major conflict in which the Confederate Army of Tennesseee was engaged. The site also includes a list of these engagements and which army they were in at the time.

Battle of Fort Brooke

A description of the Union Civil War action and victory at Fort Brooke in Pinellas County.

Battle of Natural Bridge

The Battle of Natural Bridge, near St. Marks, was one of the clear Confederate victories in Florida. This site provides details in a short paragraph with related facts.

Battle of Olustee

A comprehensive site that explores the details of the battle.

Battle of Santa Rosa Island

Provides details about the Battle of Santa Rosa Island.

Battle of St. John's Bluff

A short description of the Union Army's victory at St. John's Bluff.

Battle of Tampa

Summarizes the Civil War skirmish in Tampa Bay. (Hillsborough and Pinellas County).

Florida Civil War Map of Battles

A detailed map of Florida Civil War Battles with links to a brief synopsis of each conflict.

Florida Civil War Military Units

In addition to links and information of all of the Florida Military Units, this site contains links to lists of battle participants, letters from soldiers about the war, and various other documents of interest.

Florida History Timeline: Civil War

A summary from the Florida Heritage Collection about Florida's participation in the war, including a list of supplies sent to troops.

Civil War Research Database

"A historic effort to compile and link all available records of common soldiers in the Civil War. Historic Data Systems has compiled and interlinked a wide array of records including state rosters, pension records, regimental histories, photos, and journals. The genealogical value of this record is immeasurable. More than authoritative names and dates, this database connects researchers with the history their ancestors lived."

Florida in the Civil War

This site's contents were adapted from the temporary exhibit "Florida in the Civil War," displayed at the Museum of Florida History from December 1997 to May 1998. An essential resource for any individual or class studying this aspect of Florida history.

Florida in the Civil War Introduction

Offers three chapters about confederate military history as well as a feature on Col. J. J. Dickison.

Maple Leaf Shipwreck

Information about an 1864 Civil War shipwreck in Jacksonville.

Some Civil War Action: Wakulla County

"Other than the well known, and often written about, landing of Federal troops at St. Marks and the subsequent Battle of Natural Bridge little is said about the "minor" events which sometimes severely affected the lives of local people but played perhaps only the tiniest role in the overall war. Sometimes it is neat to remind ourselves that some of our forebears had to deal not only with the shortages brought on by that war, but also the terrors of nearby war action even though they were not near any sort of battlefield."

Ordinance of Secession, 1861

"This is a one-page handwritten copy of the Ordinance of Secession passed on January 10, 1861 by the members of the Florida Convention of the People (commonly referred to as the Secession Convention)."


Fort Zachary Taylor (1945)

Information about the fort's history and directions to visit the area.


A Positive Light - Freedom Shackled

This site contains commentary on the African Slave Trade. It also contains links to other sites on slavery, slave ships, human rights, and related books.

Civil War and the End of Slavery in West Florida

Provides a summary of the Preliminary Proclamation and the Emancipation Proclamation as well as Civil War information and several Florida maps about slavery.

Freedman's Bureau

A Web site for the Freedmen's Bureau, an act that was established in 1965 as an organization that helped former slaves.


Act Establishing Florida Statehood, 1845

"The Act establishing statehood for Iowa and Florida was approved on March 3, 1845 by the second session of the 28th Congress."

War and Florida - FLGenWeb Project

A resource site for the Florida GenWeb Project that includes links for historical researchers.


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