Sunny South Guards

Military Flag Presentation Ceremony


The following Florida Veteran is being honored in this project:

Lieutenant Colonel M. Whit Smith


Age at enlistment: 47

Born: 7 October, 1814 Tennessee

Died: 31 August, 1866 Lake City, Florida

Married:  Zinnie Brown

Resigned and mustered out at Company's re-organization on 11 February 1862.

He was Lake City, Florida's first mayor in 1859 and was listed on a Lake City, Florida 1865 Census as a Lawyer.

He did not survive to receive a Confederate Veteran's pension.


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