Florida 1st Battalion Special Infantry



 


HISTORICAL NOTES:

The Florida 1st Battalion Special Infantry was originally mustered as artillery and apparently served as Cavalry Partisan Rangers for awhile. They were organized during the fall of 1861 with six companies which totaled 577 officers and men.

The unit, initially commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Daniel P. Holland, served first as heavy artillery before being reorganized as infantry on 13 Nov 1861. Charles Hopkins became commander in May 1862 and served until the end of the war.

OFFICERS:

    Lieutenant Colonel:

      Daniel P. Holland
      Charles F. Hopkins
    Major:
      William W. Scott

ASSIGNMENTS:

    Sep 61 - Nov 62 - Department of Middle and East Florida
    Nov 62 - Aug 63 - District of Middle Florida, Dept of South Carolina, Georgia & Florida
    Aug 63 - Feb 64 - District of Georgia, Dept of South Carolina, Georgia & Florida
    Feb 64 - 2nd Brigade District of East Florida, Dept of South Carolina, Georgia & Florida
    Feb 64- May 64 - District of Florida, Dept of South Carolina, Georgia & Florida
    May-Jun 1864 - Finegan's Brigade, Mahone's Division, 3d Corps, Army of Northern Virginia

BATTLES:

    St. John's Bluff, Florida (one Co.) Sep. 11, 1862
    Olustee

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