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Civil War papers of East Florida

 Collection — Box: 140
Identifier: MSS 0-58

Scope and Contents

This collection contains materials related to the Civil War in East Florida. There are letters, orders, requisitions, receipts, and other papers related to the Civil War, dating 1856-1864.

The correspondence consists of 50 letters related to various officers and the following subjects: leather for government use, fodder and horses, cotton, food stores, military supplies and transportation, teamsters, mail routes, freight, Lake City, Waldo, Palatka, Gainesville, Brandon, Micanopy, Orange Springs, Archer, Camp Milton, Sanderson, Crystal River, Clay Landing, Tampa, Baldwin, and Silver Springs.


  • Created: 1856-1864
  • Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1961

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.


50.00 items (1 folder)

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Source of Acquisition

Aquired by an exchange with dealer in Spring of 1961.

Related Materials

The collection also has two other pieces that have been placed into other collections:

1) Booklet, Baker County Centennial Celebration, May 4-7, 1961 titled "Baker County, 1861-1961" contains an excellent map showing location of Civil War action, and also a very revealing picture of Sanderson, FL, as the Union forcese occupied the town. (Florida Vertical Files, Special Collections & Archives)

2) Book, History of Alachua County Florida by F.W. Buchholz, p.113-121 "The First Fight at Gainesville," gives an excellent description of the period, and especially Civil War activities of Captain W.E. Chambers with Troop C of the 2nd Florida Cavalry around Palatka, Gainesville, Lake City, and Newmansville. (Florida Collection F317 .A4 B92 1929, Special Collections & Archives)

Processing Information

Processed March 26, 1964.

Civil War papers of East Florida
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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