James Love, Florida Unionist

Yesterday, Dale Cox posted a good story about Florida Unionist James Love on his Civil War Florida blog. Though just a private in Co. C, 1st Florida Cavalry (US), he  played a key role in the Battle of Marianna. Take a look at the story as well as a photo of his headstone

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One Response to “James Love, Florida Unionist”

  1. M. Daniels Says:

    James Love was a white male born 1845 Georgia, son of William Love and Mary Jones from his Florida death certificate. His military records show him as 18 years old born Lee County Georgia when he joined the Union army. His brother Lafayette was a teamster for the CSA for a while. The 1870 Federal Florida census shows James and Lafayette in the home of their father. A later census shows James as a constable in Point Washington, Fl. He is buried at Point Washington Community cemetery. There are many stories that abound about who this James Love is. He was the brother of my great-grandmother. Reports show him as the son of a Mrs. Ming but his death certificate says different. Those reports are wrong.

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