CONFEDERATE FLORIDA TROOPS
2nd Regiment, Florida Infantry
2nd Infantry Regiment completed its organization at Jacksonville, Florida, in July, 1861. Its
twelve companies contained men from Escambia, Columbia, Leon, Marion, Jackson, Alachua, St.
Johns, Putnam, Hamilton, Nassau, and Madison counties. The regiment was soon ordered to
Virginia and in April, 1862, had 530 effectives. It was unattached in the fight at Williamsburg and
under the command of General Garland at Seven Pines. Later it was assigned to General Pryor's,
E.A. Perry's, and Finegan's Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia. The 2nd participated in many
conflicts from the Seven Days' Battles to Cold Harbor, then was active in the Petersburg siege
south of the James River and around Appomattox. This unit was organized with 1,185 officers
and men, reported 23 killed and 114 wounded at Gaines’ Mill and Frayser's Farm, sustained 49
casualties during the Maryland Campaign, and had 3 killed and 29 wounded at Chancellorsville.
At the Battle of Gettysburg it lost forty-two percent of the 242 engaged, and on April 9, 1865, it
surrendered with 7 officers and 59 men. The field officers were Colonels Walter R. Moore,
Edward A. Perry, Lewis G. Pyles, and George T. Ward, Lieutenant Colonel S. St. George
Rogers, and Major G.W. Call.
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