1st Battalion, Special Cavalry

1st Special Infantry Battalion, originally mustered as artillery, was organized during the fall of 1861 with six companies which totalled 577 officers and men. The unit served in Florida, Georiga, and in the Charleston area before fighting at Olustee in February, 1864. During June it moved to Virginia and became part of the 10th Florida Infantry Regiment. Liuetnenant Colonels Daniel P. Holland and Charles F. Hopkins and Major William W. Scott were in command.


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