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J.J. Dickison: Swamp Fox of the Confederacy

by Koblas, John J.
Publisher: North Star Press of St. Cloud
Retail Price: $14.95
Issue: Summer 2001
ISBN: 0878391495

When Florida's long coastline proved beyond the Confederacy's means to defend, John Jackson Dickison organized a band of irregular soldiers to provide resistance and protection against Union troops. Although Dickison's forces did not participate in the battle of Olustee, they were active throughout the state. By 1863, author John J. Koblas notes, the coastlines were controlled by Federal forces, but Dickison ruled the "Dixieland" interior along the banks of the St. John's River. This book includes photos of many Florida forts as they appear today.

review of J.J. Dickison: Swamp Fox of the Confederacy, by Koblas, John J., Civil War Book Review, (Summer 2001).