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Florida provided 15 general officers to the Confederate cause during the Civil War. some were, or had been, professional soldiers. Most were not. Several were born in Florida, other came to Florida from the states to the north, one even from Ireland. Roughly half had a...

August 12, 2016

Background Information

Settlers began to move to Florida once it became a United States territory. By the mid 1800s, it was a rural territory with large farms and plantations. In 1845 when Florida became a state, the population was approximately 140,000. Of these, 63,00...

November 1, 2015

Have you ever seen a local advertisement, read an article, saw a website pertaining to the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) and wondered who they were or what they represented? If you are from the south, you may recognize and know about this organization. For those o...

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