Civil War (American)

The idea behind this area is to be a collection page with underlying pages regarding various topics relating to the American Civil War of 1861 – 1865.  It is hoped that stories related to that conflict with connections to F/F/F people can be collatedUnit histories of either Union or Confederate military organizations of which F/F/F’s were members.  Family anecdotes about experiences that a relative may have gone through, or been told about the conflict.  Photos, miscellaneous items with a link both to that momentous period in U.S. history as well as to F/F/F people living during that time can all be featured.

A sub-page for each State in which people served, with the individuals arranged alphabetically (with individuals’ names being highlighted).

Any and all suggestions and contributions are welcomed.

Any F/F/Fs that were called out in the Newsletter have now been noted within the various individual state pages with links to the particular Newsletter pages in which they were mentioned.  Whenever possible I have also linked the official history of that individual’s Unit was well.

   Note:  This symbol (the symbol for “transformation” I understand … which also looks a bit like the WWII USAF symbol) will be used to indicated anyone who died as a consequence of the war.

   Note:  I have put this symbol next to the name of any Serviceman who was also a Prisoner of War … and included what details there may be regarding his captivity.

Interesting statistics ….

On this page   the genealogist Bill Boggess gave the following information regarding the Civil War:

“There were 50 [fifty] Floras who volunteered in the of 1.05 million CSA [Confederate States Army] members and 117 [one hundred and seventeen] Floras of the 2.21 million USA [United States Army] members.”

Update (as of 22 April 2013):  My statistics regarding all 27 variations of the F/F/F names and how they turn up in the National Park Service Civil War Personnel Database and the Confederate Vets Database  is as follows:

287 individuals were enlisted in Union Units

80 individuals were enlisted or attached in some way to Confederate Units

A state by state breakdown:

“Galvanized” 1

Union:    Arkansas 1     California 1   Dakota 1   District of Columbia 1   Illinois 28   Indiana 39   Iowa 4   Kansas 4   Kentucky 13   Louisiana 7   Maryland 11   Massachusetts 4   Michigan 4   Minnesota 3   Mississippi 1   Missouri 15   Nevada 1   New Hampshire 1   New Jersey 3   New Mexico 1   New York 14   North Carolina 1   Ohio 37   Pennsylvania 48   Tennessee 2   Texas 1   Regulars 24   Vermont 7   Washington 1   West Virginia 1   Wisconsin 6   Navy 1

Confederate:   Alabama 6   Arkansas 2   Florida 1   Georgia 4   Kentucky 1   Louisiana 9   Mississippi 6   Missouri 1   North Carolina 9   South Carolina 3   Tennessee 8   Texas 4   Virginia 23   Regulars 3   Navy 1

Hope that this might perhaps remind us all about the tragic events of 150 years ago … and the painful conflict and division that accompanied it.

Anyone with information to add to any of the F/F/Fs noted, please contact me and I will add it to the individual’s paragraphs in the appropriate state.  (Email me at:   for passing along such things as photos, additional information, etc.)


14 thoughts on “Civil War (American)

  1. Jasper Flora and Jasper Florey were the same man. He was the son of Israel Florey and grandson of John Florey of Decatur, Illinois. He joined the 8th Illinois Volunteer Regiment with his brothers Jack (Andrew Jackson) and Robert. After Shiloh, he was there for the first Siege of Corinth where he managed to speak with Ulysses Grant. Grant gave him permission to resign from the infantry and join the 16th Illinois Cavalry.

  2. Jesse and Daniel Floro/Flora were born in Northern Ohio (Erie) Jesse age 40 and Daniel age 36. The two enlisted in Co E 7th Ohio Infantry in September of 1862. Their first battle could have been as early as Antietam (If so a rather sobering first battle, as the 7th Ohio was heavily engaged) In December Daniel became very sick and on January 5th (most likely with Jesse there with him) he died. His body was interred January 6th at Alexandria Virginia. Jesse would serve the rest of his service without Daniel. The 7th Ohio would see service at Chancellorsville, VA, Gettysburg, PA Be transferred west and serve at Chatanooga, Ringgold Georgia and the Atlanta campaign. Jesse was wounded at Dallas Georgia. The nature of the wound is not known. In 1864 after severe losses the 7th Ohio was returned home. Jesse and many others not having served 3 years were transferred to their sister regiment the 5th Ohio. Now in Co B of the 5th Ohio Jesse would serve out the war. In 1865 Jesse was sick and spent time in hospital. Once the 5th Ohio returned home Jesse was discharged and returned home.

  3. William Butler Flora: William was born to John W and Isabel Flora in Kentucky. At age 19 in 1863 he enlisted in the 51st KY Infantry (Union) the regiment not being able to be completed he was transferred to Co H 37th KY Mounted Infantry. William was promoted corporal. The regiment was sent to Cynthia and Glasgow KY, and was active along the KY Virginia border. The main action was a battle at Saltville VA. William was detailed as the color bearer of the regiment. In 1864 he was discharged and returned home

    • Daniel,

      That is interesting … will have to put up the details on my John Flora … 52nd Kentucky Volunteer Mounted Infantry (US) … they were active around the same area as well. (Southwestern Kentucky) …..


      • Daniel, You will need to send them to me and I will upload them to the site …. actually, if you want to just send pictures in an email …. along with accompanying text, etc. I can then upload in one fell swoop. It can come as an attachment to an email. JPEG is best. My thought is that I will start pages under the main Civil War Related page up there … a separate page for each state …. and put the individuals, unit histories, pictures, etc. into the appropriate page.

        Email to use is

    • In his GAR records (Personal War Sketch) he listed the regiment’s main activity as patroling agains raids from Confederat “bushwhackers” (Morgan, Forest and others were active in northern Kentucky. His one major battle was the Battle of Salville, in the western panhandle of Virginia. It was the Confederacy’s principal saltworks and several mounted Union infantry regiments (including U.S. Colored units) rode from Kentucky and Ohio to try to take it out. They were defeated, and many of the wounded and captured Colored Troops were massacred.

      • Brian,

        Which person exactly are you referring to here? I will add that to the State Service page when I know. GAR “Personal War Sketch”, eh? Did the GAR have a central repository for them at all that you know of? S.

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