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John Perry, 2nd Florida Cavalry Florida State Archives Photographic Collection This is another photograph that may or may not be as it is presented. Although identified on the Florida State Archives Web site as a photograph of John Perry, Richard Ferry, a Civil War historian who specializes in Florida, states that "The photo was offered to me for sale 10 or 15 years ago and after careful research as to the uniform and buttons along with the identifcation attached to it I seriously doubt its…

1861 pattern Florida state flag Early in 1861, the Florida legislature passed an act directing Governor Madison S. Perry to adopt "an appropriate device for a State flag which shall be distinctive in character." On September 13, 1861, the governor reported that the new state flag had been deposited in his office, and the secretary of state recorded a description of Florida's first official state flag. Whether the flag was ever raised over the capitol or on the battlefield is unknown.

William Denham, possibly of the 2nd Florida Cavalry The son of Andrew and Adeline Denham, William was a West Florida Seminary Cadet and private in the 1st Florida Infantry. He was captured during his first skirmish, but he was released and recovered from his wounds. The Florida State Archives Web site states that Denham later served in the 2nd Florida Cavalry and in Captain Scott's 5th Florida Battalion. However, Richard Ferry, a Civil War historian who specializes in Florida, states that…

On the morning of March 2, 1865, a small unit of three soldiers were stationed at the Confederate defenses at St. Marks. The old Spanish fort, now San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park, was awaiting an expected invasion. Four days later, troops would engage Confederate forces, including cadets from the West Florida Seminary (now Florida State University) at the Battle of Natural Bridge.

Florida currency Three-dollar bill printed by the Keatinge and Ball Company in South Carolina in 1863 and 1864. The Confederate States of America printed increasingly large amounts of paper currency. As the war continued, very high inflation, combined with lack of faith in the monetary system, greatly devalued the buying power of both Confederate national and state currency.