Sunny South Guards

Military Flag Presentation Ceremony


The following Florida Veteran is being honored in this project:


Age at enlistment: abt. 34

Born:  12 February 1827 in Georgia

Parents:  unknown

Marriage: Minerva (B abt. 1828 in GA)

Children:  unknown

Died: 13 October, 1882

Final Resting Place:  Bethel Cemetery, Columbia Co., FL

Attributes:  6'2", blue eyes, dark skin & hair


Enlisted 6/6/1861 at Tampa. He deserted 9/1/63 but was captured and incarcerated in Rome, GA. He rejoined his unit 1/7/1864 and was wounded 5/30/1864 near Marietta, GA and wounded again 6/22/64. He was captured 8/31/1864 near Jonesboro, GA and exchanged 9/20/1864 at Rough and Ready, GA. He was captured 2/7/64 at Murfreesboro and sent to Camp Chase, OH POW Camp.  He survived two winters and was released on oath 5/16/65.

Appears in 1880 US Census of Columbia, Co., FL, occupation farmer.

Pvt. Hancock's wife, Minerva, received a Florida Confederate Veteran's Widow's pension #211824 on 29 Sept. 1899 in Columbia Co.  for Pvt. Hancock's service in a different unit, 2nd FL Cavalry.

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