Before the Florida Direct Tax Commissioners couId hope to make extensive tax assessments and sales of “rebel”property in Florida, further military operations were essential in the Jacksonville area. Nevertheless, Fernandina and St. Augustine already were in possession of the Union forces, and Stickney could see before him a limited entree to southern wealth. Before he made a leisurely journey southward at the end of 1862, he quietly began to make preparations.
Smith, George Winston
"Carpetbag Imperialism in Florida, 1862-1868 Part II,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 27
, Article 5.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol27/iss3/5