Battle of Olustee (Ocean Pond)
1864, Confederate victory, Union troops were forced to retreat to Jacksonville
Battle of Natural Bridge
March 1865, Union troops near St. Marks. Citizens of Tallahassee were warned and constructed Fort Houston to defend city
Opposed leniency and passed laws to punish former Confederates.
were used to control rights of AA.
Common work for freed slaves and poor whites after Reconstruction
Leading pencil manufacturing area.
Freeze (1894-95) that made citrus planters move groves farther south
Sponge industry is located in this area.
Tampa (Ybor City)
Cigar making industry is located in this area.
East of Tampa
Phosphate industry is located in this area
RR from Jacksonville to Sanford to Orlando and to Tampa. Owned hotels that developed Tampa into tourist area
Built Pensacola Atlanta RR from west FL to Apalachicola then farther east
Used $ made from Standard Oil, built hotels and railroad which eventually extended to Miami, then Key West
Convinced Flagler to extend RR to Miami after Great Freeze
Spanish American War
USS Maine exploded and this caused US to enter this war.
World War I
FL supplied food and there was ship building in Jacksonville and Tampa, and training grounds and naval bases (used to help US in this war)
Industries of Florida during/after Reconstruction
Railroads, Citrus, Sponges, Cigar Making, Pencil Making, Phosphate