On the night of October 8, 1861, in the harbor of Pensacola Bay, long columns of gray clad soldiers marched slowly aboard steamers moored by the dock. Officers whispered orders, and the enlisted men spoke in hushed tones. Aside from their voices, only the rattle of canteens and the lapping of water against the steamers broke the silence of the autumn darkness.
"Wherever The Fight Is Thickest: General James Patton Anderson of Florida,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 60:
3, Article 4.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol60/iss3/4