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Coles, David James, 1957-

Far from fields of glory: military operations in Florida during the Civil War, 1864-1865

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Johns, John Edwin.

Florida during the Civil War

Gainesville, University of Florida Press, 1963.

Although this work is now somewhat dated, it has an excellent overview of the political situation in Florida on the eve of the war and also covers the decisions of U.S. Senators Stephen Mallory and David Levy Yulee as they decide to side with the secessionists.


Nulty, William H.

Confederate Florida: the road to Olustee

Tuscaloosa , Ala., University of Alabama Press, 1990.

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More recent that Johns's work, Nulty's is just as good on the political history of secession and is a well-illustrated account of the progress of the Civil War in Florida leading to the major battle of the region.


Rivers, Larry E., 1950-

Slavery in Florida: territorial days to emancipation

Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2000.

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Rivers's award-winning book is the accepted authority on everything pertaining to slavery and slave life in Florida before and during the Civil War.

Schwartz, Gerald (editor)

A Woman Doctor's Civil War: Esther Hill Hawks' Diary (Women's Diaries and Letters of the Nineteenth-Century South)

University of South Carolina Press, 1989.

First-rate, first-hand account of a women who ministered to wounded black soldiers and slaves in the Civil War.  Now very hard to find.


Taylor, Robert A., 1958-

Rebel Storehouse: Florida in the Confederate Economy

Tuscaloosa, Ala., University of Alabama Press, 1995.

An important analysis of Florida's major role in the Civil War-that of providing foodstuffs and other necessities to the other Confederate states.

Diaries, memoirs, letters, and reports

Babcock, Willoughby, 1832-1864.

Selections from the letters and diaries of Brevet-Brigadier General Willoughby Babcock of the Seventy-fifth New York Volunteers: a study of camp life in the Union armies during the Civil War, by Willoughby M. Babcock, Jr.

Albany, N.Y., The University of the State of New York, 1922.

Florida History  E601 .B13 1922


Baker, Henry H.

A reminiscent story of the great civil war: a personal experience. Vol 1

A reminiscent story of the great civil war: a personal experience. Vol 2

New Orleans: Ruskin Press, 1911.

Bludworth, Timothy W., 1821-1864.

Letters, 1862-1864

Summary:  Letters of Timothy W. Bludworth written to his wife Hester Ann Brigman Bludworth of Walton County, Florida, from battle sites in Chattanooga, Tennessee and Petersburg, Virginia.  Floridians in the Civil War.  Part of William Henry Watson Family.


Civil War diaries: Robert Watson and Samuel Lowry.

St. Augustine, Fla.: State Arsenal, St. Francis Barracks, 1992?

Florida History  F354 A2 F6362s no.132

Reference, Main Library  E605 .C581 1992


Dorman, G. H.

Fifty years ago,  microform. Reminiscences of '61-65.

Tallahassee, Fla. , T.J. Appleyard, 1912?

Microfilm, Main Library  E492 .C581 1990 FL:16


Du Pont, Samuel Francis, 1803-1865.

Samuel Francis Du Pont; a selection from his Civil War letters, edited by John D. Hayes.

Ithaca, N.Y., Cornell University Press, 1969.

Florida History  F973.75 D938s


Elderkin, James D., 1820-

Biographical sketches and anecdotes of a soldier of three wars, as written by himself. The Florida, the Mexican war and the great rebellion.

Detroit, Mich., Record Printing Company, 1899.

Florida History  F.052 E37b


Ellis, T. B. (T. Benton), 1842-

Short record of T.B. Ellis, Sr.

S.l.: s.n., 1913  Description: 10 leaves; 28 cm.

Florida History  F.2 A31 E47s               


Farley, Charlotte Corley.

Florida's alamo: the battle of Marianna as 'twas said to me

S.l.: s.n., 1981?

Florida History  F.2 J13 F231f


French, Samuel Gibbs, 1818-1910.

Two wars: an autobiography of General Samuel G. French

Mexican War, War between the states, a diary: reconstruction period, his experience: incidents, reminiscences, etc.

Nashville, Tenn., Confederate Veteran, 1901.


Hentz, Dr.

Diary of Doctor Hentz, Marianna and Quincy, Fla., May 3-31, 1863.

Historical records survey, State archives survey, 1937.

Description: 7 numb.,  28cm.

Florida History  F.077 H528d               


Holmes, Henry McCall, 1834-1899.

Diary of Henry McCall Holmes: Army of Tennessee, Assistant Surgeon, Florida troops, with related letters, documents, etc.

State College, Miss., s.n., 1968.

Main library  E605.H6 A351 1968


Ives, Washington, 1843-1925.

Civil War journal and letters of Serg. Washington Ives, 4th Florida C.S.A.;  transcribed by Jim R. Cabaniss; illustrations by the author.

Tallahassee?: Fla., J.R. Cabaniss,  1987.

Florida History  F.07 C113


Kelsey, Albert Warren, 1840-

Autobiographical notes and memoranda, by Albert Warren Kelsey, 1840-1910.

(For private circulation only).

Baltimore, Munder-Thomsen Press, 1911.

Florida History  F.077 K29


Kinsman, Oliver Dorrance, 1835-

A loyal man in Florida, 1858-1861.

Read at the stated meeting of May 4, 1910.  Washington, 1910

Florida History F.062 K56l                                                                                                                          


Lee, Edmund C.

Civil war letters, by Edmund C. Lee, Chaplin in Confederate army, 1858-1864.

Historical records survey, State archives survey, 1937.

Description: 6 pp., 28cm.

Florida History  F.077 L477c               


Report of Board of Survey on steamer Maple Leaf sunk by a rebel torpedo on April 1, 1864.

Transcribed from a copy of a handwritten document by St. Johns Archaeological Expeditions, Inc. Vessel files, National Archives record group no. 92, records of the Office of the Quartermaster General.

Accompanied by St. Johns Archaeological Expeditions, Inc. report (10 leaves)

Florida History  F.07 M297


Moore, Samuel Lewis.

Autobiography of ... a Confederate soldier, written in 1924 and covering from 1820 to that date.

Miami, Fla., Historical Records and State Archives Surveys, 1937.

Florida History  FB M824ml


Papers from family of Judge Swann

Fernandina, Fla.? : Federal Writers' Project 193-?

Description:  1 v. (various pagings) 28 cm.

Florida History  FB R357w


Percival, James C.

Diary of James C. Percival, 1863-1865: 83rd. Pennsylvania Regt., 6th Army Corps., Co. G.

Jacksonville, Fla., Historical Records Survey, 1937.

Paged Collection, Main Library  973.782 P429d


Richardson, Wade H.

How I reached the Union lines, microform.

Milwaukee, Meyer-Rotier Print. Co., 1905.

Description: 48 pp., 23 cm.

Main Library  E492 .C581 1990 FL:3 Microfiche                                      


Sawtelle, Daniel W. (Daniel Withum), 1838-1931.

All's for the best: the Civil War reminiscences and letters of Daniel W. Sawtelle, Eighth Maine Volunteer Infantry

Edited with an introduction by Peter H. Buckingham.

Knoxville, University of Tennessee Press, 2001.

Florida History  E511.5 8th .S28 2001


Silliman, Justus Mitchell, 1842-1896.

A New Canaan private in the Civil War: letters of Justus M. Silliman, 17th Connecticut Volunteers

New Canaan, Conn., New Canaan Historical Society, c1984.

Florida History  F.07 S584n


Vann, Enoch. Mrs.

Fragments of the Confederacy, by Mrs. Enoch Vann, historian of the Elizabeth Harris Chapter, U. D. C.

Madison, Fla., Historical records survey, State archives survey, 1937.

Florida History  F.07 V264f


Watson, Robert, 1835-1911.

Southern service on land & sea: the wartime journal of Robert Watson, CSA/CSN

Edited by R. Thomas Campbell.

Knoxville, University of Tennessee Press, 2002.

Main library   E558.5 7th.W37 2002


Written Sources

Reader on the Civil War in Florida

 Florida's Civil War: Explorations into Conflict, Interpretations and Memory by Irvin D. S. Winsboro. ISBN: 978-1-886104-30-3

This is the first of what will eventually be a multi-volume series of specialized books that deal with narrowly focused issues in Florida history.

Military History and Unit Records

Florida National Guard

Special Archives Series [Military history and records of Florida]

See Library Catalog for holdings

Florida History Call No. F354 A2 F6362s

This series, assembled by the Florida National Guard, coverers the regimental histories and the service records of units and soldiers serving from Florida in the Civil War.  It's a basic resource for finding out about military personnel.


Hartman, David L.

Biographical Rosters of Florida's Confederate and Union Soldiers, 1871-1865.

Broadfoot Publishing Co., Wilmington, N.C., 6 volumes, 1995.

Florida history Call No. 7.074 H333 Reference



Florida (Confederate) Units

Carlson, Charlie, 1943-

The First Florida Cavalry Regiment C.S.A.

New Smyrna Beach, Fla., Luthers, 1999.

Florida History E558.6 1st .C37 1999


Hillhouse, Don.

Heavy artillery & light infantr : a history of the 1st Florida Special Battalion & 10th Infantry Regiment, C.S.A.

Rome, Ga. (P.O. Box 2651, Rome 30164): D. Hillhouse, 1992.

Florida History F.074 H653h


Loderhose, Gary L.

Far, far from home: the Ninth Florida Regiment in the Confederate Army.

Carmel, Ind., Guild Press, 1999.

Florida History  E559.5 9th L34


Reddick, H. W. (Henry W.)

Seventy-seven years in Dixie microform: the boys in gray of 61-65.

Santa Rosa, Fla., H.W. Reddick, 1910.

Main Library  E492 .C581 1990 FL:12 Microfiche


Florida (Union) Units

Curenton, Mark.

Tories and deserters: the first Florida Federal Cavalry.

Laurel Hill, Fla., M. Curenton, 1988.

Florida History  F.07 C975t


Non-Florida (Union) Units serving in Florida

A history of the seventh Connecticut volunteer infantry in the Civil War. Compiled by a member who was second in rank.

N.P., 1910.

Florida History  F.074 C752


Cadwell, Charles K.

The old Sixth regiment, its war record, 1861-5.

New Haven, Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor, printers, 1875.

Florida History  F.074 C126o


Crowninshield, Benjamin William, d. 1892.

A history of the First regiment of Massachusetts cavalry volunteers, with roster and statistics by D. H. L. Gleason.

Boston and New York, Houghton, Mifflin and co., 1891.

Florida History  F.074 C953h


Egan, Patrick, 1846-

The Florida campaign with Light Battery C, Third Rhode Island Heavy Artillery.

Providence, R.I.

Rhode Island Soldiers and Sailors Historical Society, 1905.

Florida History  F.074 E28f


Emilio, Luis Fenollosa, b. 1844.

History of the Fifty-fourth regiment of Masachusetts volunteer infantry, 1863-1865. By Luis F. Emilio.

Boston, The Boston Book Co., 1891.

Florida History  F.074 E53h


Higginson, Thomas Wentworth, 1823-1911.

Army life in a black regiment.

Boston, Fields, Osgood & Co., 1870.

Florida History  F.074 H637a


Little, Henry F. W., 1842-

The Seventh regiment New Hampshire volunteers in the war of the rebellion.

Concord, N. H., I. C. Evans, Printer, 1896.

Florida History  F.074 L778s


Morris, Gouverneur.

The history of a volunteer regiment. Being a succinct account of the organization, services and adventures of the Sixth regiment New York volunteers infantry known as Wilson Zouaves.  Prepared from official data, by Gouverneur Morris, late U.S.V., illustrated by James E. Taylor.

New York, Veteran Volunteer Publishing Company, 1891.

Florida History  F.074 M876h


Palmer, Abraham John, 1847-1922.

The history of the Forty-eighth regiment New York State volunteers in the War for the Union.  1861-1865.

Brooklyn, Pub. by the Veteran Association of the Regiment, 1885.

Florida History  F.074 P173h


Price, Isaiah, 1822-

History of the Ninety-seventh regiment, Pennsylvania volunteer infantry, during the war of the rebellion, 1861-65, with biographical sketches.

Philadelphia, By the author for the subscribers, 1875.

Florida History  F.074 P945


Roe, Alfred S. (Alfred Seelye), 1844-1917.

The Twenty-fourth regiment, Massachusuetts volunteers, 1861-1866, New England guard regiment, by Alfred S. Roe and the Regimental committee on history:  Charles B. Amory, John C. Cook, George Hill.

Worcester,Mass., Twenty-fourth Veteran Association, 1907.

Florida History  F.074 R698


Schmidt, Lewis G.

A Civil War history of the 47th Regiment of Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteers: the wrong place at the wrong time.

Allentown, Pa. , L.G. Schmidt, 1986.

Florida History  F.074 S353c


Trudeau. Noah Andre, 1949-

Like men of war: Black troops in the Civil War, 1862-1865.

Boston: Little Brown, 1998.

Main Library  E540.N3 T78


Walkley, Stephen W., jr.

History of the Seventh Connecticut volunteer infantry, Hawley's brigade, Terry's division, Tenth army corps, 1861-1865.

Hartford, Conn., 1905

Florida History  F.074 W186h


Some Lesser Known Works

Brooks, Bert E.

"Old Oaks": Civil War in North Florida-Columbia, Bradford, Union and Baker Counties.

Gainesville, Fla., New Century Publishing, 2000

Florida History  F310.B76

Gerrell, Allen R.

The Civil War in and around St. Marks, Florida.

Published:  S.l.: s.n., 1993

Description:  155 pp., ill., 29 cm.

Florida History F.073 G378c 1993


Holmes, Jack David Lazarus, 1930-

Pensacola's Civil War art: Benjamin Labree and Thomas Nast.

S.l.: s.n., 1985

Florida History  F.2 P41 H751p


Martin, Richard A. (Richard Albert), 1927-2003, with Daniel L. Schafer

Jacksonville's ordeal by fire: a Civil War history.

Jacksonville, Fla., Florida Publishing Co., 1984.

Florida History  F.07 M382j


Schmidt, Lewis G.

The Civil War in Florida: a military history.

Edition:  1st ed., 4 parts in 6 volumes, arranged by region.

Published:  Allentown, Pa., .G. Schmidt, 1989.

Description:  xxii, 388 p.p, ill., 24 cm.

Florida History F.073 S353c



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