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Adjutant Anderson J. Peeler, Staff, 5th Florida Infantry

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Prewar Occupations
  • Clergyman. He was a Methodist minister.
  • Physician

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 Date Event Location Rank Unit  
  1819 Born Greene County, GA Detail
  May 30, 1853 Married Leon County, FL Detail
  April 23, 1862 Enlisted Camp Leon, Tallahassee, FL Private Company I, 5th Florida Infantry Detail
  May 23, 1862 Elected 3rd Lieutenant Company I, 5th Florida Infantry Detail
  October 19, 1862 Appointed Adjutant Staff, 5th Florida Infantry Detail
  February 21, 1863 Promoted 1st Lieutenant Company I, 5th Florida Infantry Detail
  Wounded Gettysburg, PA Detail
  July 4, 1863 Captured Gettysburg, PA Detail
  Imprisoned Johnson's Island Prison, Mineyahta-on-the-Bay, OH Detail
  March 14, 1865 Paroled Johnson's Island Prison, Mineyahta-on-the-Bay, OH Detail
  March 26, 1893 Died Comments have been posted about this event. Detail

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Letter of  Joel Clifton Blake to Laura Parish Blake on April 10, 1863
"Letters of Joel C. Blake", APALACHEE Volume V, 1962. Copy on file at US Army Military Institute, Carlisle Barracks, PA

Camp near Fredericksburg April 10, 1863 My Dear Laura, I have just been relieved from a good deal of anxiety & uneasiness by the arrival of your long & interesting letter of the 1st. I do humbly thank God that he has so mercifully preserved my dear family from that disease & death which seemed to be sweeping over the whole country. My uneasiness for the last three or four days has rendered me almost entirely unfit for duty. Lt. Peeler got a letter from Simadosia Peeler, who stated that cousin Tom had just been to see her & that he said the scarlet fever was raging on the Lake in an aggravated...

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No. 545.--Report of Col. David Lang, Eighth Florida Infantry, commanding Perry's brigade.
JUNE 3-AUGUST 1, 1863.--The Gettysburg Campaign.

HEADQUARTERS PERRY'S BRIGADE, July 29, 1863. MAJOR: I herewith submit the following as the official report of the part taken by this brigade in the battle of Gettysburg: On July 1, while on the march from Fayetteville to Gettysburg, this brigade being the rear guard of Anderson's division, heavy firing was heard in front, and I received orders from Major-General Anderson to pass ahead of the wagon train, and close up on General Wilcox's brigade. This I did, and, moving to within 2 miles of Gettysburg, was directed, by order of General Anderson, to form line of battle about 1 mile to the...

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  • Lisa M. Chestnut (Mesa, AZ).  Adjutant Anderson J. Peeler, Staff, 5th Florida Infantry is Lisa M.'s great-great-great-grandfather. Lisa M. writes: "Rev. Dr. Anderson Peeler was both a Methodist minister and a physician. He was married to Symmadotia Carr, father of Dr. Wilbur Fisk Peeler (who served in 3rd Inf Co. H) and Margaret E. Peeler (whose husband William E. Russell also served in 3rd Inf Co. H)"

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