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Political cartoon 'SECESSION MOVEMENT' from 1861.
A political cartoon from 1861 shows Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana as men riding donkeys, following South Carolina's lead toward a cliff... Florida, immediately behind South Carolina, cries, "Go it Carolina! We are the boys to "wreck" the Union."

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Florida Seceded!
January 10, 1861

Though Florida had the smallest population of the Southern states, some 16,000 Floridians fought in the Civil War. While this was a small number when compared with other southern states, it was the highest percentage of available men of military age from any Confederate state. The state also provided resources valuable to the Confederate cause. Florida's coastline had important harbors and its products, such as sugar, pork, and salt, helped to feed the Southern soldiers.
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