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The First Florida Volunteer Infantry, Company C Itinerary

Contributed by William Morgan

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Unit Timeline:

(Originally the Shine Guards, Orlando, Florida)

05-14-98 - Unit left by rail for Tampa, a distance of 92 miles.  Arriving the same day, they pitched camp at Ft. Brooke.
05-20-98 - Marched to DeSoto Park where they pitched new camp.
07-21-98 - Transferred by rail to Fernandina, a distance of 259 miles.
07-22-98 - Arrived at Fernandina and pitched camp.
08-22-98 - Broke camp and marched into town, a distance of about 1 mile.  Bivouacked in the streets there.
08-23-98 - Transferred by rail to Huntsville, Alabama, a distance of about 600 miles, passing thru towns of Callahan, FL; Macon, Waycross & Atlanta, GA; and Chattanooga, T.N.
08-25-98 - Arrived at Huntsville and pitched temporary camp.
08-26-98 - Marched to permanent campsite, a distance of about 1 miles.
10-09-98 - Transferred by rail to Tallahassee, Florida, a distance of about 500 miles, passing thru towns of Chattanooga, TN; Atlanta, Macon, Albany, & Thomasville, GA: and Monticello, FL.
10-11-98 - Arrived at Tallahassee, pitched camp at Houston's Green.
01-04-99 - Ordered to muster-out.
01-27-99 - Mustering-out completed.


Bacon, Eve, Orlando: A Centennial History (Chuluota, FL: The Mickler House Publishers, 1975) Pages 211-213.

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