St augustine and the civil war civil war series robert redd on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers when florida seceded from the union in 1861 st augustine followed much of the south and widely supported the confederacy many residents rushed to join the confederate army union forces. During most of the american civil war the florida city of st augustine was under union control its confederate history was exceedingly brief one union general and one confederate general were natives of the ancient city many officers on both sides including union general william t sherman and confederate general braxton bragg had previous military experience in st augustine . St augustine and the civil war by robert redd historian 379 likes a discussion of st augustine fl and the role of the city in the american civil. St augustine florida was already 300 years old by the time of the civil war the citys old fort of castillo de san marcos was held by both confederate and union troops and the city served as a refuge for unionists and refugee slaves in 1862 1865. Are you ready for part two of florida times three part series on the civil war today we look at the battle of olustee have a question about florida history email eliot kleinberg at
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