Dickison and His Men / Jefferson Davis' Baggage

Dickison and His Men / Jefferson Davis' Baggage (HMQZ6)

Location: Waldo, FL 32694 Alachua County
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 47.367', W 82° 10.102'

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Dickison and His Men
John Jackson Dickison (1816-1902), Florida's famous Civil War guerrilla leader, bivouacked at Camp Baker, south of here, during the closing weeks of the conflict. Dickison and his men became legendary figures. As Company H, Second Florida Cavalry, they engaged in skirmishes, raids, battles, scouting expeditions, and forced marches from the time of organization at Flotard's Pond, Marion County, in 1862, until the force was mustered out at Waldo on May 20, 1865.
Jefferson Davis' Baggage
On June 5, 1865 a detachment of Union soldiers under Captain O.E.Bryant seized personal baggage belonging to President Jefferson Davis and some of the Confederate goverment's records in a house near this site. The trunks and papers were hidden first at Senator David Levy Yulee's Plantation, "Cottonwood" between Archer and Gainesville. The baggage was moved to Waldo and placed in care of the railroad agent.
HM NumberHMQZ6
Marker NumberF-127
Year Placed1965
Placed ByFlorida Board of Parks and Historical Memorials in Cooperation with Seaboard Air Line Railway Co
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 12:52pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 387072 N 3296027
Decimal Degrees29.78945000, -82.16836667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 47.367', W 82° 10.102'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 47' 22.02" N, 82° 10' 6.12" W
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Area Code(s)352
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 14705 Waldo Rd, Waldo FL 32694, US
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