Wednesday, January 23, 2008

The Calhoun County War of 1860

I've started a new series of posts about the little known "Calhoun County War" of 1860 on my Civil War Florida blog at

This outbreak took place during the fall of 1860 when a band of "regulators" attacked the home of Jesse Durden in Calhoun County. Durden was killed and two other men, Willis and Larkin Musgrove, were wounded. The Durdens and Musgroves, joined by their neighbors, fought back and open warfare spread through the county.

The Jackson County Militia was finally ordered out and marched into Calhoun County to put down the fighting.

It was a fascinating episode and those with an interest in Jackson County history will probably find the postings of interest. They can be seen by clicking this link:

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