Confederate Florida, far removed from the clash of massed armies to its north, remained in many respects on the periphery of Civil War fighting. The state by no means, however, escaped the war’s impact as violence and the potential for violence served to its residents almost daily reminders of the national struggle. One dimension of Florida’s Civil War experience, a factor which threatened the escalation of violence throughout the conflict, previously has been neglected by students of the state’s history. That factor was the potential for Indian war.
Taylor, Robert A.
"Unforgotten Threat: Florida Seminoles in the Civil War,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 69:
3, Article 4.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol69/iss3/4