Historic Markers Across Florida

Dickison and his Men / Jefferson Davis' Baggage

Marker ID: FLHM F-127
Location: S.R. 24. in Waldo on front of caboose in City Park
County: Alachua
Coordinates: N 29° 47.370    W 080° 07.529
  29.7895    -82.16836666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM3DFE


John Jackson Dickison (1816-1902), Florida´s famous Civil War guerrilla leader, bivouacked at Camp Baker, south of here, during the closing weeks of the conflict. Dickison and his men became legendary figures. As Company H, Second Florida Cavalry, they engaged in skirmishes, raids, battles, scouting expeditions, and forced marches from the time of organization at Flotard´s Pond, Marion County, in 1862, until the force was mustered out at Waldo on May 20, 1865.