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Confederate (CSV)

Private

Isham Miles Blake

(1837 - 1899)

Home State: Florida

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Florida Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He attended the Georgia Military Institute in Marietta in 1856. By then a farmer, he enlisted in Company K, 5th Florida Infantry in April 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg.

The rest of the War

Transferred to be Captain, Company B, 1st Florida Cavalry, to date from 6 August 1863. He was again wounded, in action at Dalton, GA in August 1864 in command of that Company. He was absent until late 1864, and was paroled at Tallahassee, FL on 10 May 1865.

References & notes

Service information from the State of Florida1, Roster of the 5th Infantry, but he is not found listed with the 1st Cavalry in that volume. Details from Jim Studnicki's Civil War Florida (now offline). His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth

05/03/1837; Leon County, FL

Death

05/1899 in FL; burial in Runner Cemetery, Leon County, FL

Notes

1   State of Florida, Board of State Institutions, Soldiers of Florida in the Seminole Indian, Civil and Spanish-American Wars, Live Oak (FL): Democrat Print, 1903, pg. 152  [AotW citation 15489]