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3rd Florida Infantry Regiment

 

The 3rd Florida Infantry Regiment organized in August 1861 and first entered the service of the state and then the Confederacy. It’s officers included:  Colonel, William Scott Dilworth; Lieutenant Colonel, Arthur J. J. Wright; Major, Lucius Church (later promoted to Lt. Colonel); Major, Jonathan L. Phillips. 

The regiment fought in the Western Theater, participating in the Kentucky Campaign and the Battle of Perryville.  In December 1862 the 3rd Florida Infantry was consolidated with the 1st Florida Infantry. 

The newly consolidated regiment fought at Stones River (Murfreesboro), the Siege of Jackson, the Vicksburg Campaign, and the Battle of Chickamauga, the Battle of Chattanooga, the Atlanta Campaign (New Hope Church, Ezra Church), the Siege of Atlanta, the battles of Franklin and Nashville, the Carolinas Campaign and Bentonville. 

The consolidate 1st/3rd Florida Infantry surrendered at Smithville, North Carolina on April 9, 1865. 


Battles, engagements, and campaigns:

1862:
New Smyrna (detachment)
Brick Church
Kentucky Campaign
Perryville

1863:
Murfreesboro
Jackson Siege
Vicksburg Campaign
Chickamauga
Chattanooga

1864:
Atlanta Campaign
New Hope Church
Atlanta
Ezra Church
Atlanta Siege
Franklin
Nashville

1865:
Carolinas Campaign
Bentonville

Surrendered at Smithville, North Carolina on April 9, 1865



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