Rounded Rectangle: Rounded Rectangle: Micanopy Historical Society
P.O. Box 462
Micanopy, Florida  32667
(352) 466-3200

The Civil War

Rounded Rectangle: Museum location:
607 NE Cholokka Blvd.

Daily, 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Suggested donation:  $2.00

The Civil War 1861 - 1865

Three companies from the Micanopy area served in the Army of the Confederate States of America.  One was Captain William Powell, whose photograph shows him in the uniform of The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina from which he graduated in 1859.  Shown in this display is a 1970 uniform of The Citadel, with sword and scabbard and feathered shako.  The uniform has changed little in more than a century.

Cattle were fattened on Payne's Prairie prior to rail transport by the "Cow Cavalry" to the troops.

Pension papers and records of local veterans, as well as a photograph of a veterans gathering in the 1890s, document that period of local history.

Also, a lady's black lace shawl and long white lace mitts that date from 1850, are shown, as well as the leather boots of a little girl who lived in Micanopy during the war.

Atop the exhibit case area are copies of letters written during the war by Dr. Augustus Mathers to his wife, who kept the home fires burning in Micanopy during his absence.  A Civil War diary by Mary Chesnut describes the women's viewpoint of the war.

Captain Powell is buried in the Micanopy cemetery along with many Confederate and Union veterans.



Historic Micanopy

Gift Shop

Thrasher Warehouse

Florida Under Five Flags

Pole Barn

Circa 1930 Coca-Cola Sign

J.E. Thrasher General Store

Wanton’s Trading Post

Bartram’s Travels

The Benjamin Collection

R.H. May

Talking Map

“Moses Levy of Florida”

“The Far Frontier”

Post Office

The Laundry

Ice Box

Wedding Gown

Naval Stores

Children’s Corner

Seminole Patchwork

Seminole War Chiefs

The Civil War

Second Seminole War


Indian Canoe

Statehood 1845

The War Years


Wilma’s Beauty Shop

Sibley Tent Stove