Confederate Regiments & Batteries > Florida Regiments


1862
May-June Completed organization at Lake City, Florida under Colonel Richard F. Floyd
July Ordered to Virginia with 950 effectives
August 16 Lt. James M. Robinson deserted
September Transferred with Pryor’s Brigade to Anderson’s Division of Longstreet’s Command.
September 17 Battle of Sharpsburg (Antietam)

The regiment was under the temporary command of Lt. Colonel George A. Coppens of the 1st Louisiana Zouave Battalion. Lt. Colonel Coppens was killed; Captain Richard A. Waller, who took over from Coppens, was also killed, as were Lieutenants Anthony Armistead and Francis E. Warren. Captain W. Baya took over the regiment.

Captain David Lang was later promoted to Colonel effective September 17 after Colonel Floyd resigned due to ill health.

September 27 Lieutenant H. R. Hull died at Martinburg
October 2 Colonel Floyd resigned due to severe illness. Captain David Lang of Company C was promoted to Colonel. Captain Thomas E. Clarke of Company E was promoted to major.
November Assigned with Perry’s Brigade to Anderson’s Division of Longstreet’s First Corps
November 11 Captain Burwell A. Bobo was cashierd for cowardice
December 13 Battle of Fredericksburg

The regiment lost 7 enlisted men killed, 37 wounded, and 44 missing. Colonel David Lang and Major Thomas E. Clarke were badly wounded in the head. Captains Hector Bruce, and Zacheus Shepard, Lieutenant Julian J. Acosta were also wounded. Assistant Surgeon DuPont Hooper died on duty and Captain Baya was wounded and captured. Captain Thomas R. Love took command of the regiment.

1863
January 9 Captain William Baya of Company D was promoted to lieutenant colonel.
May Battle of Chancellorsville

The regiment suffered 11 enlisted men killed and Captain Benjamin F. Whitner, Lieutenant Thomas S. Armistead, and 28 enlisted men wounded. Lieutenant Armistead was also captured.

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

The regiment brought 176 men to the field. Lieutenant Colonel Baya commanded the regiment while Colonel Lang was temporarily in command of the brigade. It took part in Longstreet’s assault of July 2 and supported Pickett’s Charge of July 3. It .

The Eighth Florida lost 18 men killed, 83 enlisted men wounded and 11 men missing.

Captain Thomas R. Love was killed. Captains Hector Bruce, T. B. Livingston and J. C. Stewart, Lieutenants W. M. Barrineau, F. M. Bryant, E. P. Dismukes, Thomas W. Givens, I. M. Nelson, W. W. Wilson and John W. Malone were wounded. Captains Bruce, Livingston, and Stewart and Lieutenant Givens were wounded and captured. Captain Bruce escaped from Fort Delaware and returned to the regiment. Captain Stewart died in captivity on April 17, 1864.

The regimental colors were captured by Sergeant Thomas Horan of the 72nd New York infantry Regiment. They are now in the posession of the Museum of Florida History.

October 13 – November 7 Bristoe Station

Lt. Colonel William Baya was wounded

1864
May 5 – 7 Battle of the Wildrness

Lieutenant W. M. Barrineau killed

May 24 Hanover Junction

Captain Frederick Worth wounded

June 21-23 Battle of Weldon Railroad (Globe Tavern)

Lt. Colonel Baya was wounded.

June 1-8 Battle of Cold Harbor

With the 9th Florida, counterattacked Federals who had driven back Breckinridge’s Division and restored the line.

August Assigned to Finnegan’s Brigade of Mahone’s Division of the Third Corps.
1865
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 6 Sailor’s Creek

Much of the regiment was captured, including Lt. Colonel Baya. The colors were again captured, by Sergeant A. A. Clapp of the 2nd Ohio Cavalry. They are now in the posession of the Museum of Florida History.

April 9 Appomattox Court House

Surrendered atwith 4 officers and 28 men