Sunny South Guards

Military Flag Presentation Ceremony


The following Florida Veteran is being honored in this project:


Age at enlistment: 19

Born: 21 October, 1841 in Hernando County, Florida

Parents:  Joseph Robles and Mary

Died: May, 1865 in Ohio

Marriage:  Unknown

Children:  Unknown

Enlisted 6/6/1861 in Tampa.  Promoted to Musician but reduced in early 1863.  Captured at Stones River, Tennessee 4 December, 1864. Received at Camp Chase POW Camp, Ohio from Louisville, Kentucky 11 January, 1865.   Died as Prisoner of War in Camp Chase, Ohio in May of 1865.

1st generation American.  Father, Joseph Robles, immigrated from Spain and was in local Home Guard.  Famous for defending salt works at site of current Courtney-Campbell Causeway singlehandedly from Federal Naval raiding party.  Prominent Tampanian, school, park, and orange variety named for Joseph Robles.  Father, Joseph and younger brother, Joseph Paul were members of the Home Guard.  Younger brother, John G. enlisted in 9th Florida Infantry, Co. C..

Did not survive to receive Confederate Veteran's Pension.

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Special Thanks to Aimee Gilmore for the research for this Roll of Honor