Compiled Service Record, Florida Indian Wars, 1857-1858


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Compiled Service Record, Florida Indian Wars, 1857-1858

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Compiled Service Record for William Stephen Fussell


Seminole War, 3rd, 1855-1858


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.


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Digital reproduction of original handwritten compiled military service record.


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1 handwritten compiled military service record






Mellonville, Sanford, Florida

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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.
Missall, John. Seminole Wars: America's Longest Indian Conflict. Gainesville FL: University Press Of Florida, 2016.


Adjutant General's Office, “Compiled Service Record, Florida Indian Wars, 1857-1858,” RICHES, accessed June 24, 2024,