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Florida 2th Infantry

The 2nd Florida Regiment, as it was first organized, was composed of ten companies as follows:

Alachua Guards, Alachua county (Co. B), Capt. Lew Williams

Columbia Rifles, Columbia county (Co. C), Capt. Walter R. Moore; Leon Rifles, Leon county (Co. D), Capt. T. W. Brevard, Jr.; Hammock Guards, Marion county (Co. E), Capt. John D. Hopkins; Gulf State Guards, Jackson county (Co. F), Capt. James F. McClellan; St. Johns Greys, St. Johns county, (Co. G), Capt. J. J. Daniels; St. Augustine Rifles, Putnam county (Co. H.), Capt. John W. Starke; Hamilton Blues, Hamilton county (Co. I), Capt. Henry J. Steward; Davis Guards, Nassau county, (Co. K), Capt. George W. Call; Madison Rangers, Madison county (Co. L), Capt. W. P. Pillans.

In the early days of July these ten companies were ordered to rendezvous near the Brick Church, just west of Jacksonville, now known as LaVilla, and on July 13 the Regiment was mustered into the Confederate service by Maj. W. T. Stockton.

The Regiment was organized by the election of George T. Ward, of Leon county, Colonel; S. St. George Rogers, of Marion county, Lieutenant-Colonel; and Louis G. Pyles, of Alachua county, Major.

The following staff appointments were then made: Dr. Thomas Palmer, Surgeon; Dr. Thomas W. Hendry; Assistant Surgeon; Capt. Edward M. L'Engle, Assistant Quartermaster; Capt. W. A. Daniel, Assistant Commissary; Lieut. R. B. Thomas, Adjutant; Edward Houston, Sergeant Major; T.W. Givens, Quartermaster Sergeant.

On Monday, July 15th, the Regiment left by rail for Virginia, arriving in Richmond Sunday afternoon, July 21st. The Regiment was in Camp of Instruction, in the neighborhood of Richmond, nearly two months. On September 17, 1861, the Regiment left Richmond for Yorktown, where they were joined by the Rifle Rangers of Escambia county (Co. A), Capt. E. A. Perry.

During the fall of 1861 and the winter following the Regiment was encamped near Yorktown, forming a part of Maj.-Gen. J. B. Magruder's Command. Early in October Lieutenant Thomas was ordered to report to Richmond and Lieut. Seaton Fleming was assigned to duty as Adjutant. It was at the siege of Yorktown that the Regiment received its "baptism of fire." On May 5th, at Williamsburg, the Regiment again distinguished itself by its gallant resistance to McClellan's advance.

In this battle Col. George T. Ward was killed, and Companies E, D and L each lost one man, making four killed; and every company in the Regiment had one or more wounded, making thirty wounded. Among the seriously wounded was Lieut. C. S. Fleming.

The 2nd Florida, being twelve months' men, were by Act of Congress required to remain in the service two years longer; this act was known as the Conscript Laws and gave them a right to reorganize by a reelection of officers, which should have taken place on May 3rd; but owing to the battle of Williamsburg reorganization did not take place until the following week or May 10th. At the reorganization Capt. E. A. Perry was elected Colonel; Maj. L. G. Pyles, Lieutenant-Colonel; and Capt. George W. Call, Major.

All the companies in the Regiment changed their captains except B. and C. On May 31st the Regiment was engaged in the battle of Seven Pines, where it lost 6 officers, 4 non-commissioned and 24 privates killed. Wounded, 17 officers, 21 non-commissioned officers and 106 privates; total casualties, 178.

In the battle of Seven Pines Maj. George W. Call was killed, and Lieut-Col. L. G. Pyles was wounded and disabled. Of the eleven captains who went into the battle, four, J. H. Pooser, C. S. Flagg, A. C. Butler, and T. A. Perry were killed, and six, W. D. Ballantine (Co. A), Lew Williams (Co. B), W. R. Moore (Co. C), M. G. C. Musgrove (Co. D), W. E. Caslin (Co. E) and M. J. Duncan (Co. I) were wounded.

Shortly after the battle of Seven Pines, Co. M was assigned to this Regiment, making twelve companies in all. After the battle of Seven Pines followed in quick succession the battles of Cold Harbor, Gaines' Mill, Savage Station, Frazier's Farm and Malvern Hill. In the battles of Ellison's Mill and Frazier's Farm, June 26 and 27, the Regiment lost 8 killed and 52 wounded; among the killed was G. W. Parkhill, Captain of Co. M. At the battle of Frazier's Farm, June 30, the Regiment lost: Killed, 2 officers, 1 non-commissioned officer and 11 privates; wounded, 3 officers, 2 non-commissioned officers and 62 privates. Among the wounded was Col. E. A. Perry.

Following the battle of Frazier's Farm came the Maryland campaign. On December 13 the battle of Fredericksburg was fought. The Regiment lost: killed, 1 non-commissioned officer and 3 privates; wounded, 4 officers, 5 non-commissioned officers, and 25 privates (casualties in Co. K not reported). A partial report of the casualties at Chancellorsville show 3 officers and 17 privates wounded, and 3 privates killed. In the battle of Gettysburg: killed, 6 officers, 4 non-commissioned officers and 5 privates; wounded, 6 officers, 6 non-commissioned officers and 54 privates; total casualties, 81. There is no report accessible of the casualties during the years 1864 and 1865, and it was during these years that some of the most desperate and bloody battles were fought; and in all of them the 2nd Florida did its full measure of duty. It was but a skeleton of a splendid regiment that surrendered at Appomatox Court House. But 7 officers and 59 men.

(copied) Information provided by Cosette Lewis, From the book "Soldiers of Florida"


Florida 2nd Infantry Co. B

ALACHUA GUARDS

LAST NAME FIRST NAME RNK MUST IN MUST OUT REMARKS

ADAMS JOHN P 13JUL61

ARNOW B P 13JUL61 3RD S

BALDWIN L P 13JUL61

BARFIED B.B. P 13JUL61

BEALL J.D. P 13JUL61 9APR65 W WILLIAMSBURG 5MAY62

BENNETT D.H. P 13JUL61 CL; W SEVEN PINES 31MAY62

BENNETT JACOB P 13JUL61

BENNETT R P 13JUL61

BLANTON THOMAS P 13JUL61 K SEVEN PINES 30MAY62

BLEACH J.F. P 13JUL61 W GETTYSBURG 3JUL63

BOYTT J.H. P 13JUL61 P CL; W GETTYSBURG 2JUL63

BROOKER J.G. P 13JUL61

BRYANT H P 13JUL61 K PERRYVILLE, KY, 62

BRYANT J.T. P 13JUL61 K SEVEN PINES 31MAY62

BRYANT W.M. P 13JUL61 W FRAZIER'S FARM 30JUN62

BURNETT G.J. P 13JUL61 CL

BUTTON JAMES W. P 13JUL61 9APR65

CANNON JOHN A. P 13JUL61 W SEVEN PINES 31MAY62

CASON RANSOM 2LT 13JUL61 RS AT REORGANIZATION; REINLISTED IN 7TH FLORIDA

CASTON W.C. P 13JUL61 2S

CLARK ASA 1LT 13JUL61 RETURNED TO FLORIDA MAY62 AND DESERTED

COLSON JONAH P 13JUL61 K FRAZIER'S FARM 30JUN62

COLSON J.B. P 13JUL61 IM FORT DELAWARE

COOLEY E P 13JUL61 IM FORT DELAWARE

COX M.F. P 13JUL61 P S; W SEVEN PINES 31MAY62

COX R.B. P 13JUL61

CROSBY ISAM P 13JUL61 W SEVEN PINES 31MAY62

CUMMINS L.R. P 13JUL61 P S 10MAY; W SEVEN PINES 31MAY62

DINKINS C.L. P 13JUL61 W SEVEN PINES 31MAY62

DOWNING W.B. P 13JUL61

DUNHAM H.C. P 13JUL61 K CHATTANOOGA MAY63

ELLIS A.C. P 13JUL61 W SEVEN PINES 31MAY62; FRAZIER'S FARM 30JUN62

ELLIS V.H. P 13JUL61 9APR65

EVANS JAMES P 13JUL61 W CHANCELLORSVILLE 3MAY63

EVANS RICHARD P 13JUL61 MUSICIAN

FINLEY T.J. P 13JUL61 W SEVEN PINES 31MAY62; FRAZIER'S FARM AND GETTYSBURG 3JUL63

HATHCOX JAMES P 13JUL61

HOLBROOK J.P. P 13JUL61

HOLDER T.B. P 13JUL61

HUGGINS J.H.H P 13JUL61

JERKINS R.G. C 13JUL61 4TH S; P 1L 10MAY; C JUN62; W SEVEN PINES 31MAY62; K GETTYSBURG 1JUL63

JONES B P 13JUL61 W GETTYSBURG 3JUL63

JONES S.A. P 13JUL61 CL

KEMPS J.S. P 13JUL61 D IN FORT DELAWARE 63

LITTLE J.W. P 13JUL61 W WILLIAMSBURG 5MAY62

LOCKHART J.A. P 13JUL61

LONG JAMES T P 13JUL61 K SEVEN PINES 31MAY62

MALPHURS W.L. P 13JUL61 9APR65

MARTIN A. CALVIN P 13JUL61 9APR65 CP AND IM FORT DELAWARE

MCCAIN J.T. P 13JUL61 W SEVEN PINES 31MAY62

MCDONALD E P 13JUL61

MCKINNEY JAMES P 13JUL61

MCKINNEY JOSEPH P 13JUL61

MCRAE W.J. P 13JUL61

MILLER G.W. P 13JUL61

MILLS THOMAS P 13JUL61 W GAINES' FARM 27JUN62

MOODY J.J. P 13JUL61

MOORE JAMES P 13JUL61 W SEVEN PINES 31MAY62

MOORE STEPHEN P 13JUL61

ODOM JOHN P 13JUL61

OLMSTEAD F.P. P 13JUL61

PAGET E P 13JUL61

PARKER C.F. P 13JUL61 MAY65 W YORKTOWN AND WILDERNESS; PAROLED FROM PRISON

PASCHALL E.P. P 13JUL61 62 DG 62 ON ACCOUNT OF DISABILITIES

PEOLOTE C.E. P 13JUL61

POLK D P 13JUL61

POLK J.K. P 13JUL61

PORCELL JAMES P 13JUL61

POWERS D.J. P 13JUL61 CL

RAWLS C.D. P 13JUL61 W SEVEN PINES 31MAY62

RAY D.C. P 13JUL61 9APR65

ROBINSON D.W. P 13JUL61 W SEVEN PINES 31MAY62

SANCHEZ S.J. P 13JUL61 S; W SEVEN PINES 31MAY62

SANDERS J.H. P 13JUL61 9APR65 W SEVEN PINES 31MAY62

SCOTT W.P. P 13JUL61 9APR65 W IN NECK GETTYSBURG 3JUL63; IN HAND WILDERNESS MAY64

SHERLEY JASPER P 13JUL61

SIKES J.H. 2LT 13JUL61 P FROM S TO LT 10MAY; K FRAZIER'S FARM 30JUN62

SPARKMAN G.W. P 13JUL61

STROBLE W.E. P 13JUL61 W GETTYSBURG 3JUL63

STROBLE W.W. P 13JUL61 9APR65 W GAINES' FARM 27JUN; FRAZIER'S FARM 30JUN62

STROCK J.E. P 13JUL61 9APR65 W SEVEN PINES 31MAY62

SUMERLIN D.J. P 13JUL61

THOMAS J.J. P 13JUL61 W SEVEN PINES 31MAY62

THOMPSON J.J. 2LT 13JUL61 9APR65 W SEVEN PINES 31MAY62

TIDWELL D.H. P 13JUL61 9APR65

TOOK J.W. P 13JUL61

UBBARD W.W. P 13JUL61

URSEY A.P. P 13JUL61

WADKINS CRAWFORD P 13JUL61

WEEKS J.T. P 13JUL61 CL

WESCOTT WILLIAM P 13JUL61

WHITE J.M. P 13JUL61 W GAINES' FARM 27JUN62

WILKEY JAMES P 13JUL61 K GAINES' FARM 27JUN62

WILKEY WILLIAM P 13JUL61

WILLIAMS LEW C 13JUL61 W SEVEN PINES 31MAY62; (RS means resigned) 1863

WILLIAMS J.J. P 13JUL61 P S AND COLOR BEARER

WILSON NATHANIEL P 13JUL61 K SEVEN PINES 31MAY62

YOUNGE WILLIAM H. P 13JUL61 MUSICIAN

Company B FL

Capt Lew Williams



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