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 Posted: Thu May 24th, 2012 05:27 am
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Texas Defender

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  The folks demanding the surrender of Ft. Pickens in January of 1861 were Florida state troops, not Confederate troops. There weren't any CSA troops yet.

  William Henry Chase was an officer in the Florida militia. The situation at Ft. Pickens is explained here:

William Henry Chase - Pensapedia, the Pensacola encyclopedia

Even here they use the term: "Confederate" when: "State militia" would be more accurate. Perhaps Chase's initial report went to FL Governor Perry who authorized him to seize federal property in Pensacola.

Chase's gravesite:

William Henry Chase (1798 - 1870) - Find A Grave Memorial

Last edited on Thu May 24th, 2012 05:39 am by Texas Defender

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