The Online Catalog allows searching and browsing of information about the Florida State Archives’ holdings of over 48,000 cubic feet of state and local government records and historical manuscripts. The catalog provides descriptions of over 3,400 collections and lists the contents of containers and folders in many of those collections. For assistance with accessing and using State Archives collections, call our Reference Staff at 850.245.6719 or email us at email@example.com.
Approximately 15,000 Floridians served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War, organized into 12 infantry regiments, two cavalry regiments, and several battalions, batteries, and independent companies. Most served outside of the state during the war. The Second, Fifth, and Eighth Infantry Regiments (joined in 1864 by the Ninth, Tenth, and Eleventh Infantry Regiments) served in General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia from 1862-1865. They participated in major battles such as the Williamsburg, the Seven Days, Second Manassas, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, the Wilderness, and Petersburg Battles. Florida's First Cavalry Regiment and the First, Third, Fourth, Sixth, and Seventh Infantry Regiments comprised another Florida Brigade that served in the war's Western Theater. Floridians fought and died at Shiloh, Murfreesboro, the Vicksburg Campaign, Chickamauga, Chattanooga, the Atlanta Campaign, Franklin, Nashville, and Bentonville.
The troops that remained in Florida fought at Olustee, Marianna, and Natural Bridge, and in many smaller skirmishes. Floridians laid down their arms in April and May 1865 at the end of the war. During the conflict, approximately 5,000 of the state's sons died of wounds or disease.
The series consists of volumes with photostatic copies of muster in rolls, muster out rolls, descriptive rolls, annual, monthly, and quarterly returns, and special orders for Florida Confederate soldiers. The muster rolls generally contain the name and rank of soldier; when, where, and by whom they mustered or enrolled into service; last paid; and remarks. In addition, the descriptive rolls include city and county of birth, age, occupation, hair and eye color, complexion, and height.
Volume listing available. 0
Additional Physical Form:
Location of Originals/Duplicates:
National Archives, Washington, D.C.
The Dept. of Military Affairs photocopied for their own use original records held by the National Archives.
Electronic Records Access:
Subject Access Fields:
Military records. aat Muster rolls. aat
Florida History Civil War, 1861-1865 United States History Civil War, 1861-1865