Sunny South Guards

Military Flag Presentation Ceremony


The following Florida Veteran is being honored in this project:


Age at enlistment: 16

Born: Abt.  1845 in Georgia

Parents:  IN and Mary

Died: unknown

Married: unknown

Final Resting Place: unknown


A James (age 15) appears on 1860 Hillsborough Co. (Tampa), Florida census in household of IA and Mary with older brother, Jacob. 

Enlisted 5/15/1862 in Hillsborough Co. He was appointed 3rd Corporal 6/10/1862 but deserted 9/4/1862 at Chattanooga.
*He may have served in Company K, 8th Florida Infantry prior to this.


A James also appears on the 1870 US Hillsborough Co., FL (Tampa) census as farm laborer, age 23, born in Georgia.

No record of a Florida Confederate Veteran's Pension.


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*Source:  Hartman & Coles:  Biographical Roster