Sunday, June 22, 2008

"About as rare of (sic) a Confederate Civil War document as you will ever find concerning the State of Florida. The 10 x 15 inch document is from the detachment of the Confederate Coast Guard in Tampa Bay,Florida. The document reads as follows: Muster Roll and Pay Roll of 1st Lt. Michael L.Shannahan's detachment of Coast Guards into the service of the State of Florida by Brig. General Joseph Taylor. All of Shannahan's men are listed and the document is dated September 13th 1861. Lt. Shannahan is complaining that his men have not been paid and they will sue the Confederate Government for back pay...This document came from a deceased St. Augustine Army Colonel who bought it at a junk shop in West the 1960's."

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