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1864
June 8 Organized at Hanover Junction, Virginia, under by the merger of Lt. Colonel McClellan’s 4th Florida Battalion with two companies of the Second Florida Battalion under Captains Robinson and Ochus and an independent Florida company under Captain Cullen.

The regiment’s officers were:

Colonel Theodore W. Brevard, Lieutenant Colonel J.F. McClellan and Major John Henry Gee.

Company A, Captain John M. Erwin
Company C, Captain E.A. Curry
Company D, Captain Adolphus A. Ochus
Company E, Captain Andrew Jackson Coffee
Company F, Captain John Tanner
Company G, Captain George T. Redd
Company H, CaptainGeorge W. Bassett
Company I, Captain J. Chaires
Company K, Captain E.P. Melvin
Company L, Captain Edward C. Everett

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 21 Battle of Weldon Railroad (Globe Tavern)

The brigade unsuccessfully assaulted a Federal position along the Weldon railroad. Lieutenant Mays Brevard, brother of Colonel Brevard, was killed at the Yankee breastworks.

1865
February 5-7 Battle of Hatcher’s Run (Dabney’s Mill)

Captain Gabriel J. Floyd was killed on the 5th.

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 Battle of Saylor’s Creek

Arrived at Sayler’s Creek. The Fifth, Eighth and Eleventh Florida were detached to guard a crossroad at Marshall’s Corner, and most of the men of these regiments were captured.

April 9 Appomattox Court House

The regiment surrendered 4 officers and 19 men.