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Degree Name

Master of Arts



First Advisor

Dr. W. Harrison Daniel


The purpose of the paper is to record a history of the 9th Florida Regiment. It also traces the steps of William A. Hunter and his son Young Hunter through numerous letters they wrote while serving in the Confederate Army. The paper is based on military records of the 1,292 men enrolled in the 9th Regiment, and relies heavily upon the accurate and compelling Hunter letters. The Official Records of the War of Rebellion are also utilized. The paper focuses on the life of the 9th Regiment from muster dates of the companies in 1862 to the formation of these companies into a battalion in 1863. It continues with the creation of the 9th Florida Regiment and its removal to Virginia in 1864, and ends with the surrender at Appomattox. The Hunter letters add a personal tone as well as chronicle events not found in the records.

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