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Record Group Number: 900000
Series/Collection Number: N2002- 4
Creator: Harris, Seaborn D. c. 1835-1863.
Title, Dates: Civil War records, 1861-1862.
Amount: 1 folders (20 pages)
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Biographical/Historical:     Seaborn Harris joined the 4th Florida Infantry, Co. I  (CSA) on September 25 1861. He served first as sergeant, and later as 1st Lieutenant.  He was killed in action at the Battle of Stones River/Murfreesboro on 2 January 1862.
      Florida seceded from the United States in January 1861. By war's end, 15,000 Floridians served in both the USA and CSA armies, of whom 5,000 were killed. The Fourth Florida Infantry (CSA) was mustered into service on 1 July 1861. It was soon assigned to the Army of Tennessee, and fought in several battles of the western theater including Chickamauga, Murfreesboro/Stones River, and the Siege of Jackson. It surrendered in North Carolina in April 1865. The Battle of Stones River/Murfreesboro in Tennessee was fought between 31 December 1862 and 3 January 1863, with over 23,000 casualties.
Summary: This series contains the military records of 1st Lt. Seaborn D. Harris, who fought in the civil war in the 4th Florida Infantry, Co. I (CSA). Included are requisitions, muster roll cards, and a letter written to his brother on 3 May 1862 describing conditions in Jacksonville, Florida. There are also some excerpts from the Harris family history and a photograph portrait of Harris.


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Subject Access Fields: Confederate States of America. Army.  --Florida Infantry Battalion, 4th.
Civil War (Fla.)
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Jacksonville (Fla.)
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