Within the span of one generation after the admission of Florida and Iowa to the Union, the citizens of the two states confronted each other in the awful strife of the Civil War. Portents of this bitter separation had been discernable in the birthing of the states, but who could have said with assurance that these two frontier communities, having so many more roots and inheritances in common than they had fatal divergencies, would shortly stand drawn in battle array against each other? Regardless of their common institutional origins, the two communities came to subordinate themselves to, and form a part of, the emerging realities of North and South, and played the roles between 1861 and 1865 which larger events thrust upon them.
Doty, Franklin A.
"Florida and Iowa: A Contemporary View,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 36
, Article 6.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol36/iss1/6