Confederate Regiments & Batteries > Florida Regiments

April Completed organization at Camp Leon in Tallahassee, Florida under Colonel John C. Hateley, Lieutenant Colonel Thompson B. Lamar and Major Benjamin F. Davis.
Ordered to Virginia with over 1,000 effectives
June 27
Battle of Cold Harbor

Lieutenant Leroy Allen was wounded

September Transferred with Pryor’s Brigade to Anderson’s Division of Longstreet’s Command.
September 17
Battle of Sharpsburg (Antietam)

Commanded by Colonel John Hately, the regiment fought in the Cornfield , retiring to the stone walls along Hagerstown Road after taking heavy casualties. Colonel Hately and Lieutenant Colonel Thompson B. Lamar were wounded, and Major Benjamin F. Davis then took command of the regiment. Captain William T. Gregory was mortally wounded, dying at home on December 11, and Lieutenant M. B. Swearengen was wounded.

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

Commanded by Colonel John Hately. The regiment lost 1 man wounded.

Battle of Chancellorsville

Lieutenant John G. Raulerson and 6 enlisted men were killed and Major B. F. Davis and 22 enlisted men were wounded.

June Assigned to Perry’s Florida Brigade of Anderson’s Division in the newly created Third Corps.
Battle of Gettysburg

The regiment was commanded by Captain Richmond N. Gardner. It took part in Longstreet’s assault of July 2 and supported Pickett’s Charge of July 3. Out of 321 men engaged, it lost Captain John Frink, Lieutenants Joel C. Blake and John A. Jenkins and 25 enlisted men killed, Lieutenant George R. Walker mortally wounded, Captains Gardner and William J. Bailey, Lieutenants John O. Morris, George L. Odum, J. A. Shaw, William J. Bailey, James G. Shuler, M. B. Swearengen and Benjamin F. Wood and 84 enlisted men wounded, and 3 enlisted men missing.

Captain Richmond N. Gardner lost his left arm but survived. Captain Bailey and Lieutenant Shuler were captured, and died in captivity Shuler on December 11 on Johnston’s Island.

July 6 Colonel Hately resigned due to his wounds from Sharpsburg and Lieutenant Colonel Lamar was promoted to colonel.
April 11 Major Davis was cashiered.
May 5 – 7
Battle of the Wilderness

Captain James A. Kinlock killed

July 1864 –
April 1865
Siege of Petersburg

Captain William K. Partridge was wounded

August Assigned to Finnegan’s Brigade of Mahone’s Division of the Third Corps.
August 30 Colonel Lamar was killed at Petersburg
April 9
Appomattox Court House

Surrendered 6 officers and 47 men under Lieutenant Thomas Shine

The flag carried through the Battle of Gettysburg was retired some time in late 1863 and returned to the Governor of Florida. It is in the possession of the Museum of Florida History,