Thursday, February 4, 2010

The History of Jackson County, Florida: The War Between the States now Available!

I'm pleased to announce that my latest book on the Civil War in Florida is now available at Amazon.com for immediate delivery. The book was released on the 1st of this month.

The History of Jackson County, Florida: The War Between the States concentrates on the Civil War history of what was then one of Florida's most populated counties. Jackson County was the home of Florida's Confederate governor, John Milton, and suffered greater economic losses during the war than any other county in Florida. It was also the focus of the deepest penetration of the state by Union forces during the entire war.

The new book includes a wide variety of information on the county's significant role in Florida's war effort. It provides previously unpublished information about the life of Governor Milton, details on the little known guerrilla activity in the area including the Battles of Port Jackson and Forks of the Creek and considerable new information on Asboth's 1864 raid and the Battle of Marianna. The appendices include lists of all of the county's known Confederate and Union soldiers, details on the execution of a local youth for serving the Union and a variety of modern and historical photographs of interest. The book is 300 pages long and retails for $24.95. It is a sequel to the 2008 book, The History of Jackson County, Florida: The Early Years.

To order or learn more, please click the ad at the top of this post. The book will be available in Marianna at Chipola River Book and Tea next week.

5 comments:

Drew@CWBA said...

Congratulations, Dale. Looking forward to reading it.

Dale said...

Drew, Thank you very much. I'll be glad to send you one along. It uses Jackson County as its focal point, but I think really serves as a history of what life was like for the people, white and black, of a typical Deep South county. You might find it interesting.

Dale

Terry Sirmans said...

Great, Dale. Can't wait to read it.
Terry

Terry Sirmans said...

That's great Dale. Looking forward to reading it. You have really done a great job of revealing mysteries about Jackson County.

Terry

Dale said...

Terry, Thank you for the nice words. I still want to get together with you to photograph your artifacts sometime. By the way, I found a note that the George Ball sword was displayed in the courthouse in 1976 for the bicentennial. When did the house burn?

Dale