The Floridians

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iUniverse, 2003 - Fiction - 532 pages
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Several important chapters in American history are viewed through the experiences of a Southern family. These exciting historical figures leave an indelible mark on Florida, their adopted home. They experience heights of achievement and depths of loss, and they rise to every challenge.Joseph White is Florida's second elected territorial delegate to Congress and an authority on dealing with old Spanish land grants. He and his wife, Ellen, move in the glittering world of celebrated literary and political figures of the 1830's and become one of Florida's most brilliant and admired couples.Ellen's nephew, Patton Anderson, is a hero in the most romantic tradition. When hostilities between the North and the South become imminent, he resigns his appointment as Governor of Washington Territory. He returns to Florida and sees distinguished service in some of the Civil War's fiercest battles. In a day when honor and loyalty are strong, none pursue these virtues more passionately than Patton Anderson. The Andersons, though financially ruined by the war, persevere and endure with grace and courage.
 

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Contents

PROLOGUE
5
ELLEN AND JOSEPH THE EARLY YEARS
15
FLORIDA 18211825
29
THE DELEGATE 18251828
57
THE DIPLOMAT London 1828
78
FRANCE 18291830
92
ITALY 1830
99
CASA BIANCA 1830
107
THE WIDOW 18401843
231
THEO1843
243
LOSS 18461848
264
PROLOGUE 1870
279
ETTA 1849
302
THE SOLDIER 18471851
329
THE MARRIAGE 1853
344
WASHINGTON TERRITORY 1853
359

EVERETT 1830
124
RUFUS 18311832
135
EPIPHANY 1832
150
THE PRINCESS 1832
159
RICHARD 1833
174
THE TOUR 1833
185
MAGGIE AND JOE 1835
196
THE FINAL CAMPAIGN 1835
202
THE CORONATION 18361837
213
ST LOUIS 1839
222
THE CONGRESSMAN 1855
386
THE DISSOLUTION 18601861
404
THE GENERAL 18621863
418
CHICKAMAUGA 1863
434
THE SURRENDER 1865
453
POSTBELLUM 18661867
466
MEMPHIS 18671872
482
THE INHERITANCE 1883
505
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