Archive for the Florida Unionists Category

Excellent posts following Florida’s Union soldiers

Posted in Alabama Unionists, Florida Unionists with tags , on May 1, 2009 by Robert Moore

Check-out Civil War Florida’s four posts about some of Florida’s (and some of Alabama’s) Union soldiers from the 1st & 2nd Florida Cavalry… Pt. 1, Pt. 2, Pt. 3., & Pt. 4. Looks like more posts are forthcoming!


James Love, Florida Unionist

Posted in Florida Unionists, Southern Union soldiers, Southern Unionists who became Union soldiers with tags , , , , on February 1, 2009 by SouthernUnionists

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

Frank P. Haywood’s Disallowed Claim

Posted in Disallowed Claims, Florida Unionists, Focuses on Southern Claims Commission applications, Mississippi Unionists, North Carolina Unionists with tags , , , on December 21, 2008 by SouthernUnionists

After a little surfing on the Web, I came across the claim of Frank P. Haywood, of Franklin County, North Carolina. However, Haywood lived, at the time of the war, in Jackson County, Florida. His wife, on the other hand, owned a farm just outside of Raleigh, North Carolina. Because of service with the home guard, Haywood’s claim was disallowed. It’s an interesting read, and can be found at this Franklin County, North Carolina GenWeb Site.

Note that this is just a portion of the original claim. Additionally, an abstract from the claim of William H. Allen can also be found on this same page. Though both Haywood’s and Allen’s claims were disallowed, Allen’s was more “over the top” as he could provide no proof of having been a loyal Union man during the war.

The Haywood claim is a good example of the variances in understanding of what “Southern Unionism” meant to different Southerners during the war. Meanwhile, Allen’s claim shows how some Southerners who applied for claims lied in order to take a chance at landing some Federal money.