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Re: 1st Florida Cavalry Union Volunteers *PIC*

Sharon,

Based on the historical record, our Garretts moved into the area in the first year after the war from Coffee County, possibly as a result of the ill-will generated by some of the family riding for the 1st FL Union Cav. So, the ferry operation we think would have been around 1870; the grist mill would have been in the early 1920s (est.). Nevertheless, your point re: Unionist sentiment in the area is well taken. The people didn't have much, whatever they did have or what livelihood they were able to eke out, was threatened by war time policies of conscription and impressment.

Here is a photo of the clan taken (we believe) in front of the "River House" around 1900. I am posting it here though perhaps this isn't the right forum since it is a post-civil war relic. (Perhaps it would be more appropriate in another forum.) But anyway, it shows a group of about 26 people posed in front of the old house. What struck me, just this morning in fact, is that the number of people in the photo roughly equals the number of people listed in the census of 1900. Coincidence? I don't think so...

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