Compiled Service Record, Florida Indian Wars, 1857-1858

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Title

Compiled Service Record, Florida Indian Wars, 1857-1858

Alternative Title

Compiled Service Record for William Stephen Fussell

Subject

Veterans--Florida
Seminole War, 3rd, 1855-1858

Description

Handwritten compiled military service records for volunteer soldiers who served in organizations from the State of Florida during the Florida Indian Wars from 1835-1858. The document records the soldier's name, unit served, length of service, war served, rank and indexed card numbers. The veteran listed in the document is William Stephen Fussell, (1837 – 1862). Born on December 20, 1837, in Telfair, Georgia, Fussell's parents were both from North Carolina. He moved to Florida some time before 1850, and first entered military service in 1856, when he joined Bullock’s Company, Florida Mounted Volunteers during the Third Seminole War. After the war, Fussell settled down in Sumter County, and married Elizabeth Ann Matchett on February 15, 1859. When Florida seceded from the Union in 1861, Fussell joined the Confederate Army, enlisting in Company F of the 7th Florida Infantry Regiment. While in this regiment, Fussell died of disease in Knoxville, Tennessee, on November 5, 1862. He is memorialized at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida.

In 2017, the University of Central Florida was one of three universities selected to launch the National Cemetery Administration’s Veterans Legacy Program Project. The program engaged a team of scholars to make the life stories of veterans buried in the Florida National Cemetery available to the public. The project engages UCF students in research and writing and fosters collaboration between students, faculty and local Central Florida schools to produce interactive curriculum for k-12 students. The corresponding website exhibit uses RICHES Mosaic Interface to create a digital archive of related data. The public can use the project-developed augmented-reality app at more than 100 gravesites at the Florida National Cemetery, where they can access the UCF student-authored biographies of veterans.

Creator

Adjutant General's Office

Source

Digital reproduction of original handwritten compiled military service record.

Publisher

Adjutant General's Office

Date Created

1857-03-11

Format

image/jpg

Extent

210 KB

Medium

1 handwritten compiled military service record

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Mellonville, Sanford, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher

Provenance

Originally created and published by the Adjutant General's Office.

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Curator

Campbell, Tyler
Cravero, Geoffrey

External Reference

Abney, Barb. "VA Selects UCF Historians to Archive Stories of Deceased Veterans Veterans." UCF Today, March 13, 2017. Accessed August 9, 2017. https://today.ucf.edu/va-selects-ucf-historians-archive-stories-deceased-veterans/.
Missall, John. Seminole Wars: America's Longest Indian Conflict. Gainesville FL: University Press Of Florida, 2016.

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