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1st Regiment, Florida Cavalry (Confederate)

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1st Regiment, Florida Cavalry (Confederate)

Brief History[edit | edit source]

The 1st Regiment Cavalry was oganized in July, 1861, near Tallahassee, Florida. It served in Florida until the spring of 1862 when seven companies were dismounted. In 1863, the 1st Cavalry (dismounted) was consolidated with the 4th Florida Infantry Regiment. However, Companies A, E, and F continued to serve as cavalry.  It surrendered on April 26, 1865. [1]

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin[edit | edit source]

Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,646 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

Florida. 1983. Soldiers of Florida in the Seminole Indian, Civil, and Spanish-American wars. Macclenny, Fla: R.J. Ferry WorldCat  INTERNET ARCHIVE  Civil War Military Units in Florida
FHL Collection

Civil War Microfilm

Other Sources[edit | edit source]

  • Civil War
- Florida, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865
- Florida, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865
- Florida, Confederate Veterans and Widows Pension Applications, 1885-1955
- Florida, Confederate Pension Applications Files
- A Guide to Civil War Records at the State Archives of Florida
- Florida State Military Files  -  USGenWeb Archives Project
  • Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier or sailor. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in 'Florida in the Civil War' and 'United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865' (see below).
  • National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
  • Florida in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Florida, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • Green, Arthur E. Southern boots and saddles : the Fifteenth Confederate Cavalry, C.S.A, First regiment Alabama and Florida Cavalry, 1863-1865. (Westminster, Maryland : Heritage Books, c2005), FHL book 973 M2ga.
  • Pompey, Sherman Lee. Genealogical notes on the 1st and 2nd Florida Cavalry, Union; and 1st Florida Infantry, Union. (Albany, Oregon : S.L. Pompey, c1984), FHL book 975.9 A1 no. 26 and Genealogical notes on the 1st Florida Infantry, C.S.A. FHL book 975.9 A1 no. 27
  • Reddick, H. W. (Henry W.). Seventy-seven years in Dixie : the boys in gray of 61-65. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1990), FHL book 976.1 M2gr
  • Richardson, Wade H. (Wade Hampton). How I reached the Union lines (1st Florida Cavalry Regiment). (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1990), FHL fiche 6082325
  • Watkins, Raymond W. (Raymond Wesley). Confederate burials, Jackson County, Florida : 15th Confederate Cavalry (The 1st Regiment, Alabama and Florida Cavalry). (Falls Church, Virginia : R.W. Watkins, 1988), FHL book 975.993 M2w digitized

References[edit | edit source]

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).