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This Florida Historical Marker is entitled Cow Cavalry In Memory Co. B 1st Battalion Fl. Special Cavalry C. S. A. is located in Plant City in Hillsborough County, Florida. The location is 605 North Collins Street. Marker is at the intersection of North Collins Street and East Gilchrist Street, on the left, when traveling north on North Collins Street—reported permanently removed.
Inscription on the Marker
The inscription reads:
Cow Cavalry. In Memory. (Front face)1863 – 1865 Erected by Plant City Chapter #1931 United Daughters of the Confederacy November 17, 2007. By 1863 the Confederate Army was suffering severe food shortages. Capt. John T. Lesley was commissioned to recruit from Ichepucksassa (Cork area of Plant City), a company of pioneer men, to round up and drive the wild cattle of Florida north to the railroad stations. Many were too young or too old for regular military service. With great effort, along with eight other companies in Florida, these men successfully completed their mission, overseeing drives as far north as Charleston. (Right face)Captain John Thomas Lesley 1st Lt. William Benton Henderson – 1st Lt. Daniel Sloan, 2nd Lt. William Platt – 2nd Lt. Milton Johnson, 2nd Lt. Thomas William Wilder, NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS, 1st Sgt. A. P. Hampton – 2nd Sgt. Enoch E. Mizell 3rd Sgt. S. L. Hancock – 4th Sgt. Edward Gross Wilder Surgeon W.A. Lively, PRIVATES. Alderman, Benjamin . Alderman, Matthew . Alderman, Mitchell . Alderman, Timothy . Alderman, William . Baker, A. A. . Blocker, Stephen W. . Brandon, Franklin Davis . Brandon, Jerrett Wesley . Brandon, John . Brown, John F. . Brown, William C. . Brownam, Joseph . Bryant, John Wesley . Buffom, A. J. . Campbell, Emory . Campbell, John . Casey, Joseph, Sr. . Clarke, Edward A. . Clarke, Stephen Right . Collins, Daniel Jackson . Collins, Enoch E., Jr. . Collins, Hardy H. . Collins, John . Collins, William . Costine, John W. . Crichton, John William . Davis, Irvin . Douglas, Allen D. . Douglas, Riley . Duffield, Thomas . Ferrell, David . Fletcher, Robert, (Rear face) Franklin, George . Franklin, William King . Frier, William . Futch, James . Futch, W. . Gaskins, Harmon . Gaskins, Henry . Giles, Enoch E. . Gillett, David W. . Gillett, Daniel K. . Gillett, William H. . Glazier, Ezekiel . Gomez, John . Hagne, Rubin . Hall J. . Ham, William J. . Hamilton, George . Hancock, Daniel Levy . Hancock, J. L. . Hancock, James Thomas . Hancock, Shad . Harris, John . Hawkins, John Wesley . Hickey, Dennis O. . Hollingsworth, John Henry . Hollingsworth, Stephen Thomas . Hollingsworth, Timothy . Hollingsworth, William Right . Hopkins, A. J. . Hopkins, Shad . Hopson, Allen J. . Howell, Joseph W. . Howell, Thomas . Hughes, William . Jackson, Thomas B. . Jamerson, Daniel W. . Johnson, Benjamin . Johnson, Enoch . Johnson, R. W. . Jones, J. D. . Jones, Mitchell . Jones, Redding B. . Jordan, Henry . Keen, Britton . Keen, George F. . Keen, J. L. . Lanier, H. M. . Lanier, J. S. . Lanier, James . Lanier, James, Jr. . Lanier, James H. . Lanier, John . Lanier, Robert H. . Lee, William . Mathis, Frank . Mathis, Henry . Mathis, William . McKay, John A. . McClelland, J. L. . McMullen, Bethel, Dr. . Miley, James . Miley, Martin M. . Miley, W. J. . Miranda, Abel . Moody, Benjamin . Moody, James, (Left face) Moody, William . Mooney, John . Moore, T.D. . Nettles, Crete . Nettles, Isaac . Patton, J. S. . Pent, John . Platt, Berrien Berry . Platt, Peter . Pollock, John . Prine, Henry A. . Prine, J. E. . Raulerson, John R. . Raulerson, Noel Rabun, Sr. . Raulerson, William Henry . Rawls, William . Riggs, Joshua . Robertson, Carroll E. H. . Robertson, Jackson . Robertson, James Russell . Robertson, William Alonzo . Robles, Joshua . Robles, Joseph Paul . Robles, John Godoff . Sermons, William . Shannon, E. . Sheppard, W. H. . Silcox, David . Simmons, C. G. . Simmons, Marshall V. . Sistrunk, Henry . Sloan, Alford . Sloan, Elbert . Sloan, Orville . Sloan, Owen . Sparkman, E. B. . Spencer, Thomas K. . Starling, William Henry . Summerall, Elhanan . Summerall, Henry . Summerall, Riley . Summerall, Robert . Sylvester, John . Sylvester, Robert H. . Symms, J. . Taylor, John S., Jr. . Terrell, David . Thomas, James . Thomas, John . Thomas, L. R. . Turner, Arthur Campbell . Turner, Charles A. . Tyne, Benjamin . Watson, Solomon . Weissbroad, Herman . Wells, George W. . Wells, John W. . Wells, Richard M. . Whidden, James L. . Wiggins, William . Wilder, Hopkins M. . Wilder, Thomas Hopkins . Wilson, Pleasant . Wilson, Reuben M. . Wordehoff, Antoine . Young, F.
Marker Sponsor and Install Date for Cow Cavalry
Placed by Plant City Chapter #1931, United Daughters of the Confederacy.
Installed in 2007.
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The History of Plant City
More than a century before the Pilgrims set foot at Plymouth Rock, in 1513, Florida began its modern-day history, of which Orlando is a part.
During this period, Florida was still part of the United States Territory and not yet a state; therefore, many Native American tribes occupied land throughout Central Florida, including Seminole Indians who had migrated there from Georgia during the First Seminole War (1817-1818).
In 1838, the U.S. Army built Fort Gatlin south of the present-day Orlando City limits to protect settlers from attacks by Indians during the Second Seminole War. During the Civil War, Orlando’s role included supplying the Confederacy with food, cattle, and horses from the vast plantations in the region.
Today Orlando is recognized as a global tourist attraction and entertainment city.
About the Florida Historical Marker Program
One of the most well-known and noticeable public history initiatives of the Division of Historical Resources is the Florida Historical Marker Program. It is intended to increase residents’ and visitors’ enjoyment of Florida’s historic places and to increase public knowledge of the state’s rich cultural past.
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