1st Florida Cavalry

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1st Florida Cavalry
Flag of Florida (1861-1865).svg
Active April 5, 1861 - February 1862
Country  Confederate States of America
Allegiance Florida
Branch  Confederate States Army
Type Army Corps
Role infantry tactics
trench warfare
Part of Army of Tennessee

American Civil War

Col. William G. M. Davis
Lt. Col. George Troup Maxwell
Private Walter Miles Parker of the 1st Florida Cavalry

The 1st Florida Cavalry was a Confederate army unit during the U.S. Civil War, originally organized in July 1861 at Tallahassee. Members of the regiment came primarily from Alachua, Clay, Columbia, Duval, Leon, Levy, Nassau and Suwannee counties. It left for the western theater in 1862.


Officers of the 1st Florida Cavalry Regiment
Rank Name
Colonel William G. M. Davis
Lt. Colonel George Troup Maxwell
Major William T. Stockton


The 1st Florida Cavalry Regiment surrendered in North Carolina in April 1865.

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