Thomas S. Muir


The following letters dealing with the Confederate Nitre Bureau’s Florida operations were discovered in the T. T. Wentworth, Jr. Collection of the Historic Pensacola Preservation Board. Both letters deal with the subject of the foregoing article by Marion O. Smith. The second casts light on the Civil War activities of two prominent Pensacola citizens. Cox Chandler Yonge was a district attorney in Florida for the Confederate States of America. Augustus E. Maxwell, who had once represented Florida in the U.S. House of Representatives, was a Confederate Senator.