F/F/Fs Who Served in Naval Units (Both Sides)

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 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=califia1&id=I1660   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:    floras@netspeed.com.au   for passing along such things as photos, additional information, etc.)


  Florey, Jefferson D.   U.S. Navy, Gunner in Commander Foote’s River Fleet (Union) NFI

Thanks to Martha Florey, the following information on Jefferson D. Florey is provided:  “1842-1862, son of Jacob Florey and Elizabeth Kemmerer from Monroe County, PA” moved to “Rock County, Wisconsin.  He was a college student at Beloit Colleger [1860-61] who enlisted with the US Navy and was a gunner in Commander Foote’s fleet.  He was killed at the battle of Island Nr. 10 in the Mississippi River [7 April 1862].  I haven’t found Civil War naval records yet to check this information, which is found on his headstone.”

Photos below are from his family’s tombstone to be found in Turtleville Cemetery, Turtle Township, Rock County, Wisconsin.

Jefferson FloreyJefferson Florey


  Flory, W.J.  Rank:  Gr. M.  Confederate States   Branch:  Navy   Position  CS Steamers Missouri, Webb, Cotton  Known Begin Date Oct 1863 Known End Date Dec 1863

Source:  http://www.confederatevets.com   from Official records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion, Series 2, Volume 1


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