Confederate Regiments & Batteries > Florida Regiments


1864
June 8 Organized at Hanover Junction, Virginia, by the merger of the Lt. Colonel Hokins’ 1st Special Florida Battalion and four companies of the Second Florida Battalion under Captains Mays, Stewart, Clarke and Powers.

The regiment’s officers were:

Colonel Charles R.F. Hopkins, Lieutenant Colonel William W. Scott and Major John Westcott

Company A, Captain John C. Richard
Company B, Captain Charles J. Jenkins
Company C, Captain Edwin West
Company D, Catain Thomas M. Mickler
Company E, Catain Benjamin O. Grenad
Company F, Catain John H. Ellis
Company G, Captain Samuel W. Mays
Company H, Captain John Q. Stewart
Company I, Captain George C. Powers
Company K, Captain Marion J. Clark

The regiment was assigned to Finegan’s Florida Brigade of Anderson’s Division of the Third Corps.

June 18 Marched to Chaffin’s Bluff, arriving at 2 a.m.
June 19 Continued march at dawn for Petersburg, arriving around midnight
June 22 Battle of Jerusalem Plank Road
July 30 Major General William Mahone was given permanent command of Anderson’s former division.
August 18-21 Battle of Weldon Railroad (Globe Tavern)

The brigade unsuccessfully assaulted a Federal position along the Weldon railroad.

September Major Westcott returned to Florida due to ill health.
December 30 Assigned to provost duty between the Appomattox River and Dinwiddie Court House, marching over 40 miles.
1865
January The regiment lost 29 men to desertion – 10% of the men present for duty.
February 5-7 Battle of Hatcher’s Run (Dabney’s Mill)
April 2 With the death of A.P. Hill the Third Corps surviviors reported to General Longstreet.
April 3 Left Petersburg in the early morning.
April 4 Crossed the Appomattox at Goode’s Bridge.
April 5 Arrived at Amelia Court House. Left for Farmville, marching all night.
Aprli 6 Arrived at Sayler’s Creek.
April 9 Appomattox Court House

The regiment surrendered 18 officers and 154 men.