Florida 1st Cavalry (Confederate)

    29 Oct 1863

    Florida 1st Cavalry organized at Florida.

    09 Apr 1865

    Participated in the Battle of Fort Blakeley at Baldwin County, Alabama.

    The Battle of Fort Blakeley
    The Battle of Fort Blakeley

    Although the harbor of Mobile Bay had been closed to blockade running traffic since mid-summer 1864 with Admiral David G. Farragut's victory there, the port city of Mobile still remained in Confederate control. In late March 1865, two Federal infantry columns converged on the defenses of the city at Fort Blakeley and Spanish Fort. One force of 13,000 Union soldiers commanded by Gen. Frederick Steele moved west from Pensacola with orders to take Blakely from the rear. Union Gen. Edward R.S. Canby's Sixteent… Read More

    17 Nov 1865

    Florida 1st Cavalry mustered out at Florida.