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Dear Mr. Purvis,

The index for Florida's Confederate Pension Application Files does not list an individuals race. You would have to know the name or pension number of a person in order to look up their pension.

As far as other records go, I have never seen any records of Black Confederate in the Florida Confederate Service Records. Again, you would need to know the person's name to see if such a record existed.

Thank you for your research query.

Boyd Murphree

R. Boyd Murphree, Ph.D.
Archivist, State Archives of Florida
R. A. Gray Building
Mail Station 9D
500 S. Bronough Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250

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3rd Flordia Infantry

1. Isaac Papino/Papeno -- Pvt. Co. B, Musicain. Enlisted Aug. 5, 1861 discharged Oct. 31, 1862, completetion of terms of service and over age. (CWS&S, Footnote)

2. Emanuel Osborne -- Co. B, Pvt. No CSR found in Footnote, Shown in CWS&S. Described as colored on page 35 of pension application

3. Anthony T. Welters*** Co. B. Fifer. Affidavit of Pvt. W. C. Middleton of the same company.

4. Washing Taylor -- Kilcrease Light Artillery, Cook.Cards filed with Washington (bleck boy). Muster roll of Kilcrease Hospital Jan. -May 1, of 1864-- Absent. His owner Wm. W. Taylor ??? attached to K. hospital Jan. 1, 1864. Employed as cook. (CSR)

5. Tony Fontane*** -- Co. B, 3rd Fl . Inf. Discharge papers gives this description, Black complexion, dark eyes, black hair. age 40 years old. It appears he was discharged because his term of service was over. Fold 3
1873 Florida census--

St Augustine, St Johns County, Florida
(Dwelling 174/Family 193)
Fontaine, Antonio 59 Male Black
" Cedra 39 Female Mulatto;md=read;id=76778

"..This picture represents an old Confederate Soldier, who enlisted early in the war as a Fifer in Company B, 3rd Florida Regiment. He marched with the "Boys in Gray" until the close of the war; always cheerful and true to duty. After the war was over, he came home to St. Augustine, where he has always taken an active part in politics, being a staunch Democrat and today (1893) is an active member of the E. Kirby Smith Camp, U.C.V. (United Confederate Veterans). When you visit St. Augustine, call on Uncle Tony Wetters; he will be glad to see you, and can tell you many interesting incidents of the late war; aged eighty-three years. the writer of this belonged to the same Company, and knows these to be facts..."

By PVT W. C. Middleton,

Do you know the source information on this?

W.C. Middleton was a Private in Co.B 3rd Fla. Infantry. Tony Fontaine had an alias, Tony Welkers. W.C. Middleton is miss-pronouncing Welkers. He's actually speaking of Tony Fontaine.

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