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The Civil War in Florida
Confederate Order of Secession
Convention of Seceding States
Florida Ordinance of Secession
June 3, 1850
June 12, 1850
Nashville Convention - 9 slave states hold a convention to determine their best course of action if the Compromise of 1850 passes. Louisiana
Arkansas
North Carolina
Florida
Texas
South Carolina
Mississippi
Georgia
Alabama
  Compromise of 1850
  Nashville Convention of 1850 [Resolutions]
  Nashville Convention of 1850
  Robert Barnwell Rhett
January 6, 1861 Florida militia takes over a federal arsenal near Appalachiacola. Florida
January 10, 1861 Florida secedes from the Union. They simply replace the term "United States" with "Confederate States" in their constitution Florida
  Confederate Order of Secession
  Florida Ordinance of Secession
March 11, 1861 Braxton Bragg assumes command of Florida forces Florida
  Braxton Bragg
April 10, 1861 Braxton Bragg assumes command of the Department of Alabama and West Florida Florida
Alabama
  Braxton Bragg
September 13, 1861 Entering Confederate-controlled Pensacola harbor, Lt. John Henry Russell destroys the privateer Judah, marking the first naval action of the Civil War Florida
  Civil War Firsts
March 12, 1862 Jacksonville is occupied by Union naval forces Florida
May 10, 1862 Confederates destroy Naval Base at Pensacola Florida
February 7, 1864 Union forces enter Jacksonville, Florida Florida
February 20, 1864 Battle of Olustee

Near Ocean Pond outside the town of Olustee Brigadier General Truman Seymour [US] attacked Brigadier General Joseph Finegan [CS]. Athough evenly matched, the Confederates won.
Florida
July 13, 1865 President Andrew Johnson appoints William Marvin provisional governor of Florida Florida
  Andrew Johnson
April 2, 1866 The United States declares that a state of peace exists with Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia Alabama
Georgia
Mississippi
Tennessee
South Carolina
Virginia
Florida
North Carolina
Arkansas
Louisiana
June 9, 1868 Florida ratifies the 14th Amendment Florida
  14th Amendment
June 25, 1868 Congress passes congressional representation for North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama and Louisiana over President Andrew Johnson's veto Alabama
Georgia
South Carolina
Florida
North Carolina
Louisiana
  Andrew Johnson
November 8, 1876 A train carrying votes from the Florida Presidential election is derailed. Florida
  Election of 1876
December 5, 1876 Florida canvassing board determines Rutherford B. Hayes wins the state by a margin of 924 votes Florida
  Rutherford B. Hayes
  Election of 1876


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