Confederate Regiments & Batteries > Florida Regiments


1861
May Company A mustered into Confederate Service under Captain Perry and sent to Virginia ahead of other companies
July Remaining eleven companies completed organization at Jacksonville, Florida under Colonel George T. Ward, Lieutenant Colonel Samuel St. George Rogers and Major Lewis G. Pyles.
1862
April The regiment was on duty in Virginia with 530 effectives
May 5
Battle of Williamsburg

Colonel Ward was killed and Lieutenants C. Seton Fleming and Joseph M. Tolbert were wounded.

May 10-11 In the spring reorganization of the regiment Colonel Perry was elected colonel, Major Pyles was elected lieutenant colonel and Captain George W. Call of Company K was elected major.
May 31
Battle of Seven Pines

Major Call and Captains W. D. Ballantine, Charles F. Flagg and R. G. Jerkins, and Lieutenants A. C. Butler, Thomas A. Perry, Henry J. Pooser and David S. Reynolds were killed.

Lieutenant Colonel Pyles, Captains William E. McCaslin, Walter R. Moore, and M. J. C. Musgrov and Lieutenants Thomas M. Brown, A. M. Carlisle, David L. Dunham, J. R. Kimbrew, John B. O’Neal, John Parker, George E. Pooser, A. J. Stewart, J. J. Thompson, Harrison Tillinghast, Lew Williams and Clayborne L. Wright were wounded.

Captain Walter R. Moore of Company C was promoted to major.

June 27 and

June 30

Battles of Gaines’ Mill and Frasier’s Farm

Lieutenant J. H. Sikes and 23 enlisted men were killed, Colonel Perry, Captains Walter R. Moore and George W. Parkhill, and Lieutenants David L. Dunham, Richard C. Parkhill, Harrison Pratt, Ben F. Watts and 114 enlisted men were wounded

August Colonel Perry was promoted to Brigadier General. Lt. Colonel Lewis G. Pyles was promted to colonel.
September Transferred with Pryor’s Brigade to Anderson’s Division of Longstreet’s Command.
September 17
Battle of Sharpsburg (Antietam)

Assigned to Pryor’s Brigade of Anderson’s Division. Captain W. D. Ballantine was in command until he was wounded, when Lieutenant Geiger took command. The regiment lost 49 casualties in the campaign, including Captain Harrison Tillinghast and Lieutenant J. C. Hamilton, who were killed

November Assigned with Perry’s Brigade to Anderson’s Division of Longstreet’s First Corps
December 13
Battle of Fredericksburg

The regiment was commanded by Colonel Lewis G. Pyles.

1863
May
Battle of Chancellorsville

The regiment lost 3 killed and 29 wounded. Captain W. H. H Rogers was killed, and Major Walter R. Moore and Captain C. Seton Fleming were wounded. Lieutenants William F. Lee, James W. Brett, Spier Allison, and Amos Whitehead were wounded and disabled.

June Assigned to Perry’s Florida Brigade of Anderson’s Division in the newly created Third Corps.
June 27
Gaines Farm

Lieutenants E.C. Humphrey and Thomas M. Brown killed

July
Battle of Gettysburg

The regiment brought 242 men to the field and was commanded by Major Walter R. Moore until he was wounded, then by Captains William Ballantine and Alexander Mosely and Adjutant Raymond Reid. It took part in Longstreet’s assault of July 2 and supported Pickett’s Charge of July 3.

The regiment lost Captains Eliott L. Hampton, R. G. Jerkins and William E. McCaslin, Lieutenants George E. Pooser, H. F. Riley and P. Shealy, and 17 enlisted men killed.

Major Walter R. Moore, Captains William Ballantine, Julian Betton, James H. Johnson, Alexander Mosely, John Day Perkins and Patrick P. L. Todd, Lieutenants William A. Ball, David L. Dunham, Jesse Dupree, John W. Hall, Joseph M. Tolbert and William B. Watson and 73 enlisted men were wounded, and 11 men were missing.

Of the wounded officers, Major Moore, Captains Ballantine, Johnson, Mosely and Perkins and Lieutenants Ball, Dunham and Watson were captured. Watson died in captivity on February 23, 1864 at Johnson’s Island.

August
Culpeper

Lieutenants L.T. Landrum and Henry De Loach were killed

September
Orange Court House

Patrick P. L. Todd was killed

November 7
Battle of Rappahannock Station

Lieutenant L. Maynard Perry was wounded and disabled

1864
May 8 – 12
Battle of Spottsylvania

2nd Lieutenant D. F. Bradley was killed

May 31 – June 12
Second Battle of Cold Harbor

Captain C. Seton Fleming was killed

July 12 Walter R. Moore was promoted to colonel although still in Federal prison.
August Assigned to Finnegan’s Brigade of Mahone’s Division of the Third Corps.
October 11 Colonel Moore was exchanged and returned to the regiment
1865
April 9 Surrendered at Appomattox with 7 officers and 59 men.

The colors surrendered there were returned to the State of Florida and are now in the posession of the Museum of Florida History . An earlier set of colors that were retired from service and sent to the Governor in 1865 are also in the museum’s collection.