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Fort Taylor Corps of Engineers payroll

 Collection — map_case: MSS 1964-121
Identifier: MSS 1964-121

Scope and Contents

Payroll of a Corps of Engineers in service at Fort Taylor, Key West, Florida. Complete in detail and shows 278 signatures of members of the Corps who acknowledged having received the amounts listed from Captain Walter McFarland.

Also known as MSS 0-121.


  • Other: Majority of material found in 1864
  • Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1957

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to quote, publish, broadcast or otherwise reproduce from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Associate Dean for Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Florida State University Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Biographical or Historical Information

Fort Taylor, Key West was begun in 1844 and completed two years later. Entrance West end of United Street is a Coast Guard base with artillery mounted behind fortified ramps. It was held by Union forces during the Civil War. Nearly 300 bloackade runners were captured, nrought there and tried in the admirality court during the War.

Note written by Taken from Florida: A Guide to the Southernmost State


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Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Whitlock Inc.

Existence and Location of Originals

Portions of collection available online?: No

Processing Information

Processed February 13, 1964. Formerly part of vertical files.

Fort Taylor Corps of Engineers payroll
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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