Florida in the Civil War

In many respects, Florida remains the forgotten state of the Confederacy. Although the third state to secede, Florida’s small population and meager industrial resources made the state of little strategic importance to either side.

However Florida’s 13,000 mile coastline proved invaluable for the production of salt, made by boiling sea water in large kettles or evaporating it in man-made tidal pools.

Photographs


Photographs

Florida in the Civil War

Photographs of the battle field, camp, and soldiers.

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Documents


Documents

Documents

"I forgot to mention that President Lincoln and some of his cabinet were assassinated on Saturday night."—Robert Watson.

Documents, letters, diaries, and memoirs from the Civil War period in Florida.

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Timeline

Civil War Timeline

Timeline

Timeline of events in the Civil War from 1860-1865.

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History

Civil War History

“The Smallest Tadpole” Florida in the Civil War

A brief history of Florida's role in the Civil War.

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