Florida In The Civil War
Confederate Military History, Vol. 11
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J.J. Dickison

      Col. J. J. Dickison,  a major-general commanding the United Confederate Veterans of Florida, was the author of the Civil War history of that State. He was a native of Virginia, was educated in South Carolina, and became a citizen of Florida in 1856. He was identified with the organization of troops for Confederate service from the beginning, and soon becoming distinguished for ability as a cavalry leader, was intrusted with the defense of the eastern part of the State from the incursions of the enemy who held the seaports. Fighting for Florida from the opening to the close of the war, he was the Marion of his State, and achieved fame throughout the Confederacy.  
      This portion of the Home of the Civil War website presents the first two chapters of his work. These chapters are completely unedited and appear just as in the original book. The only change made was the title of the volume. The title of the volume is "Florida." It was changed to "Florida In The Civil War" to accommodate the internet search engines.

Chapter 1 SECESSION OF THE STATE--PROCEEDINGS OF THE CONVENTION--EARLY EVENTS AT PENSACOLA--UNION WITH THE CONFEDERATE STATES--FIRST PREPARATIONS FOR WAR.
Chapter 2 FEDERAL STRENGTH IN FLORIDA--REINFORCEMENT OF FORT PICKENS--CONFEDERATE TROOPS CALLED OUT FOR PENSACOLA--DESTRUCTION OF THE JUDAH--FIGHT ON SANTA ROSA ISLAND--BOMBARDMENT OF FORT McREE -- EVACUATION OF PENSACOLA--OTHER EVENTS OF THE PERIOD.
Chapter 3 ORGANIZATION OF REGIMENTS--SECOND INFANTRY--THIRD INFANTRY--FOURTH INFANTRY--FIRST CAVALRY-SECOND CAVALRY--MARION LIGHT ARTILLERY--EVENTS OF 1862 AND 1863.

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