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Army Veterans- Boys of '61
Nineteen veterans of the Confederate Army stood below the stars and bars at a reunion in Gainesville in November 1925. They met, wearing their old uniforms wrinkled from storage and their medals rich with memories. They stood for this photograph, taken by Gainesville's Vansickel Studio, on the steps of the old Alachua County Courthouse. Confederate veterans in 1888 formed the United Confederate Veterans of Florida, and Alachua County had an active chapter until too few were left to keep it alive. The County had, at one time, about 135 men who served for the Confederacy. This photo was loaned by Archie L. Jackson, whose great-grandfather, Gen. Lawrence Whitfield Jackson, is the fourth man from the left on the front row.
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