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The Florida Division of the United Confederate Veterans was formed in 1891 as a social, literary, historical, and benevolent organization for Civil War Confederate veterans in Florida. The Division was divided into three brigades which were made up of local Camps. The organization aided and assisted Confederate veterans who were indigent or in distress.
This collection consists of records pertaining to the No. 1 Brigade of the Florida Division of the United Confederate Veterans and Camp Ward No. 10 in Pensacola. The records include a record book, 1887-1928, that contains meeting minutes, lists of members and officers, and clippings. The volume also includes a tipped-in letter, dated October 27, 1861, from Thomas M. Jackson of Company K, First Florida Infantry Regiment. The collection also includes a number of photocopied Civil War letters. There are eleven letters, dated 1862-1865, from Samuel House, who served in a Tennessee artillery unit. The letters are written from camps in Columbus, Corinth, and Vicksburg, Mississippi and from Governors Island, New York, where House was imprisoned. There is one letter from John House, Samuel's brother, written while he was a prisoner-of-war at Johnson Island, Ohio.
The remainder of the collection consists of thirty letters, dated 1862-1864, from Thomas T. Bigbie, who served in the Thirty-third Alabama Infantry Regiment. Bigbie fought in Tennessee and Georgia until his capture at Peachtree Creek in 1864. Bigbie died on October 18, 1864, in Camp Douglas, Illinois, a prisoner-of-war camp.
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Confederate States of America. Army. --Florida Infantry Regiment, 1st. Confederate States of America. Army. --Alabama Infantry Regiment, 33rd.
Military prisons. Veterans Societies, etc Patriotic societies Florida
Florida History Civil War, 1861-1865 Johnson Island Prison United States History Civil War, 1861-1865 Camp Douglas (Ill.) Columbus (Miss.) Corinth (Miss.) Governors Island (New York County, N.Y.) Vicksburg (Miss.)
Bigbie, Thomas T., d. 1864
House, John, fl. 1860-1865
House, Samuel, fl. 1860-1865
Jackson, Thomas M., fl. 1860-1865