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Record Group Number: 900000
Series/Collection Number: M90- 2
Creator: Confederate States of America. Army.  --Florida Reserve.
Title, Dates: Letterbook, 1864-1865.
Amount: 1.00 folder
Medium Included:
Organization/Arrangement: Chronological.
Terms Governing Use:
Biographical/Historical:     The Florida Reserve functioned as a home guard and adjunct to Confederate States of America troops in repelling coastal raids and interior incursions by Union forces into Florida.  It was organized into local companies maned by men 45 to 50 and boys between 17 and 18 who had been exempted from conscription into Confederate forces. This force was commanded by Brig. Gen. William Miller, who also served as superintendent of conscription and Commanding General of the Military District of Florida.  Major William G. Poole served as Assistant Adjutant General on the staff of General Miller.
Summary:     The collection contains a photocopy of a letterbook of the orders and communications of the Headquarters, Florida Reserve and Headquarters, Military District of Florida, from October 13, 1864 to April 24, 1865.  These orders were transmitted by Major Poole as directed by General Miller.  They concern troop recruiting, troop movements, railroads, salt works and hospitals.
Finding Aids:
Additional Physical Form:
Reproduction Note: Photocopies.
Location of Originals/Duplicates: Originals in possession of donor.
Associated Materials:
Language Notes:
Ownership/Custodial History: Donor is grandson of Major William G. Poole.
Publication Note:
General Note:
Electronic Records Access:
Subject Access Fields: Military administration.
Letter books. aat
Florida History Civil War, 1861-1865
Added Entries Miller, William, 1820-1909
Poole, William G., fl. 1860-1865

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