“A Small but Spartan Band
brings the nature and rigors of Civil War life alive in a vivid and meaningful manner. The Florida Brigade, its men, and its experiences merit this consideration. The story of their sacrifices helps us to better understand the realities endured at the nation’s great turning point.”
—Canter Brown Jr., author of FortMeade, 1849–1900 and Florida’s Black Public Officials, 1867–1924
"A Small but Spartan Band offers a thoughtful history of the Florida Brigade and a briskly written narrative, with concise summaries of the battles and campaigns suitable for both professional and armchair historians. The book is also generously illustrated with twenty-one images, including ten maps. With this volume, the authors have gone a long way to restoring the credit Captain Bryan and his comrades deserve."--The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society
About the Author
Zack C. Waters is Adjunct Professor of history at Georgia Highlands College. He has published articles on Florida’s CSA history in Florida Historical Quarterly, Civil War Regiments, Apalachee Review, and El Escribano.
James C. Edmonds is self-employed in Port Royal, South Carolina.