Sunny South Guards

Military Flag Presentation Ceremony


The following Florida Veteran is being honored in this project:



Age at enlistment: 20 years

Born: 12 January 1842 in Bullock Co, GA

Parents:  Father: Jacob N. DRIGGERS b: SEP 1815 in Emanuel County, Georgia
Mother: Nancy Jernigan TATUM b: ABT 1820

Marriage:  Pearl (2)

Children:  Charlie, Horace, Rossas, Nancy, Laura, May, Lillie

Died: 1917 in Manatee County, FL

 Elected Private at organization of Company by Capt John T. Lesley on July 18, 1861 in Tampa.  Admitted to hospital in Macon, GA November 28, 1863.

Appears on 1885 Florida Census of Manatee County as divorced with occupation Farmer.  Re-married and appears on 1900 Manatee County Census (Sarasota)  with occupation Laborer.

No record of a Florida Confederate Veteran's pension.


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