11th Florida Infantry

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11th Florida Infantry
Flag of Florida (1861–1865).svg
Active July 1861 – April 10, 1865
Country  Confederate States of America
Allegiance Florida
Branch  Confederate States Army
Role Infantry
Part of Army of Northern Virginia
Engagements American Civil War
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Joseph Finegan
Theodore Brevard served in Virginia as part of the 11th Florida Infantry Regiment of Finegan's Brigade. He was elevated to the rank of Colonel, and during the war mainly commanded the 11th Florida Infantry. He was captured at Sayler's Creek and held prisoner for some time. Brevard returned to his Tallahassee law practice after the war. He married a daughter of Governor Richard K. Call. Brevard died on June 20, 1882.[1]

The 11th Regiment, Florida Infantry was an infantry regiment from Florida that served in the Confederate States Army from 1864 to 1865.

The 11th Infantry Regiment was organized in June 1864 by consolidating part of the 2nd and the 4th Florida Infantry Battalions. Many of the men serving in the regiment were recruited in Hendry, Jackson, and Bradford counties.

The 11th Infantry was placed in the Florida Brigade alongside the 2nd, 5th, 8th, 9th, and 10th Florida Infantry Regiments under command of General Finegan.[2]

In the last year of war the Florida Brigade fought at Cold Harbor in June 1864 and Petersburg during the winter. The Florida Brigade retreated with the Army of Northern Virginia and surrendered at Appomattox Courthouse on April 9, 1865. By the time of surrender, the regiments were the size of modern-day platoons or companies. The 2nd, 5th, and 8th surrendered 68, 53, and 32 men respectively. The 9th, 10th, and 11th surrendered 124, 162, and 23. Most of the 11th had been cut off in the Army’s retreat and had previously surrendered.[3] The 11th Infantry Regimennt surrendered 4 officers and 19 men. The field officers were Colonel Theodore W. Brevard, Lieutenant Colonel James F. McClellan, and Major John H. Gee.[4]

Engagements and Battles[edit]

1864-1865

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/254579
  2. ^ Hawk, Robert. Florida's Army: Militia/State Troops/National Guard 1565-1985. Englewood, FL: Pineapple Press Inc. 1986. Pg 98.
  3. ^ Hawk, Robert. Florida's Army: Militia/State Troops/National Guard 1565-1985. Englewood, FL: Pineapple Press Inc. 1986. Pg 100.
  4. ^ http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ National Park Service, Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System