St. Augustine and the Civil War
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When Florida seceded from the Union in 1861, St. Augustine followed much of the South and widely supported the Confederacy. Many residents rushed to join the Confederate army. Union forces, however, quickly seized the lightly protected town and used it as a rest area for battle-weary troops. Seven Union regiments called the city home during the war. While no major engagement took place in St. Augustine, the city is filled with Civil War history, from supporting the Confederacy to accepting Union generals as respected residents. Join author Robert Redd as he details St. Augustine's rich history during the Civil War and in the postwar years.
The History Press
: 9781609498979
: The History Press
: 02/11/2014
: Florida
: Civil War
: 77 Black And White
: 176
: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
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Robert is a native Floridian with a longtime interest in history. He is a graduate of Stetson University with a degree in American studies. He is a member of the St. Augustine Historical Society, the Civil War Trust and the Southeast Volusia Historical Society. This is his first book. Robert lives south of the “World’s Most Famous Beach” with his wife, Christina; dogs Finley, Bessie and Jennie; and cat Ignatius.
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