The Civil War was more than dramatic sieges, heroic charges, and bloody encounters. There were numerous isolated and little-publicized acts of valor and triumph on both sides. If such affairs did not directly influence the outcome of the war, they hid a special poignance of their own. For Southerners who increasingly learned to endure the painful news of costly mistakes, defeats, and reversals, such individual triumphs were particularly welcome. One example of courage and success occurred on June 2, 1862, in a remote theatre of the conflict: Florida.
Willis, Katharine Jackson
"Encounter At The Aucilla, 1862,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 61:
2, Article 4.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol61/iss2/4