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Florida Territory in 1844

The Diary of Master Edward Clifford Anderson, USN

Written by Edward Anderson and edited by William Stanley Hoole

Publication Year: 2009

Edward Anderson's diary covers his service in Florida Territory from March 16 to December 31, 1844 during the Navy mission in Florida to protect live oak and pine forests on government land from poachers. 

Published by: The University of Alabama Press

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pp. 1-11

EDWARD CLIFFORD ANDERSON, SON OF GEORGE AND Elizabeth Clifford (Wayne) Anderson, and grandson of the first George Anderson, a sea captain who had forfeited his life during the American Revolution, was born in Savannah on November 8, 1815. From a very...

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Anderson’s Diary, March 16–December 31, 1844

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pp. 13-68

1844. Savannah. 16th March, Saturday. Received orders to report to Lt Comdr E[benezer] Farrand as actg master of the U S Steamer Genl Taylor,l accordingly on friday morning 22d repaird on board in obedience to the same & reported. The steamer having got in the evening previous. ...

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pp. 69-75

ON NOVEMBER 14, 1844, SHORTLY BEFORE HIS DETACHMENT from General Taylor, Anderson noted in his diary that he and his father had become somewhat reconciled. If he would quit the Navy, the older man had told him, he would finance him, give him free use of twenty...


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pp. 76-92


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pp. 93-97

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pp. 98-99

PUTTING THIS BOOK TOGETHER, EVEN THOUGH A SMALL ONE, could not have been done without the help of many people, too many to mention here. But I do want especially to thank the following who befriended me far beyond the call of duty: ...


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pp. 100-105

E-ISBN-13: 9780817382568
Print-ISBN-13: 9780817351113

Publication Year: 2009