(1837 - 1907)
Home State: Florida
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 2nd Florida Infantry
He was a merchant in Fernandina, FL before he mustered into the 2nd Florida Infantry on 13 July 1861 as First Lieutenant, Company at Pensacola. He was elected Captain on 10 May 1862, and wounded at Seven Pines on 31 May.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in action while in command of the Regiment as senior officer present at Sharpsburg.
The rest of the War
He was promoted to Major in May 1863, then was wounded and captured at Gettysburg and subsequently imprisoned at Fort Delaware until fall 1864, when he became one of the "Immortal 600" held under Confederate fire at Morris Island, SC. He was appointed Lieutenant Colonel wile a prisoner, and later sent back to Fort Delaware, where he was released on oath in June 1865.
After the War
He returned to Florida after the War and became prominent in post-Reconstruction politics. On 6 July 1895 he returned to Gettysburg with Florida Colonels David Lang and Walter Raleigh Moore and staked out the positions where the Florida Brigade fought in 1863. The trio was photographed at Devil's Den while enjoying cigars.
References & notes
02/21/1837; Whitesboro, NY
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. 80 [AotW citation 182]