FLORIDA TROOPS IN THE ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA—SECOND REGIMENT ON THE PENINSULA—PERRY'S BRIGADE—BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG—FINEGAN'S BRIGADE.
THE Second regiment Florida infantry was composed of the following companies: The St. John's Grays, Capt. J. J. Daniel, Duval county; the Gulf State Guards, Capt. J. F. McClellan, Jackson county; Starke's company, Capt. John W. Starke, Putnam county; the Hammock Guards, Capt. John D. Hopkins, Marion county; the Davis Guards, Capt. George W. Call, Nassau county; Brevard's company, Leon county; the Hamilton Blues, Capt. H. J. Stewart, Hamilton county; the Madison Rangers, Capt. W. P. Pillans, Madison county; the Alachua Guards, Capt. L. Williams, Alachua county; the Columbia Rifles, Capt. W. R. Moore, Columbia county. Soon after reaching Virginia the Rifle Rangers, Capt. E. A. Perry, Escambia county, and the Howell Guards, Capt. G. W. Parkhill, Leon county, were incorporated with the regiment, they having gone to Virginia as independent companies. The Second Florida was organized by the election of George T. Ward of Leon county, colonel; St. George Rogers of Marion county, lieutenant-colonel; and Lewis G. Pyles of Alachua county, major.
The staff appointments were: Dr. Thomas M. Palmer of Monticello, surgeon; Dr. Thomas Henry of Quincy, assistant surgeon; Capt. Edward M. L'Engle of Jacksonville, assistant quartermaster; Capt. W. A. Daniel of Jacksonville, assistant commissary; Lieut. R. B. Thomas, adjutant; Edward Houston of Tallahassee, sergeant-