General Edmund Kirby Smith was an outstanding figure in the War between the States, particularly in its closing years when he was in command of the Trans-Mississippi Department. He was Florida-born and his native State was proud to place his statue in the Capitol at Washington.
Fisher, Samuel H.
"Why Two Connecticut Yankees Went South,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 18
, Article 5.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol18/iss1/5