Corner of Alcaniz and Garden Streets Pensacola, Florida 32591
(northeast part of Historical District)
St. Michael's Cemetery
St. Michaels Cemetery Foundation of Pensacola, Inc.
Grave site of Stephen R. Mallory, Secretary of the Navy Confederate States. Flag erected and maintained by the Stephen R. Mallory Camp 1315 Sons of Confederate Veterans, Inc.
Northwest entrance to
St. Michaels Cemetery.
(main parking area for cemetery)
in St. Michael’s Cemetery
Roll Call of Honor
Abercrombie, James E.
Abercrombie, William F
Blount, Frederick K
Bonifay, Francis C.
Brent, Daniel G.
Brent, Francis Celestino
De La Rue, Filo
De La Rue, John
Delmar, Eugene N.
Gonzales, Manuel F.
Gonzales, Samuel Z.
Hargis, Robert B.W.
Herron, James S.
Hyer, William K.
Jones, Joseph Pickett
Kelly, Delity Powell
Le Baron, Charles
Leonard, S.A. Sr.
Mallory, Stephen R. Jr.
Mallory. Stephen R. Sr.
McGuire, John M.C.
McVoy, W. Murrell
Overman, Benjamin Franklin
Pinney, John L.
Simmons, Benjamin Franklin
Simpson, Ezekial E.
Simpson, James R.
Smith, James H.
Thornton, James G.
Thornton, Joseph Presley
Webb, John S.
Whiting, John Cary
Wittich, Wilds Leroy
Wright, George W.
Yniestra, Moses G.
Yonge, Chandler Cox
The above list may not be complete, this is a work in progress
Born in 1813 - Died November 9, 1873
Stephen was born on the island of Trinidad, West Indies. In 1820 he emigrated with his parents to Key West, Florida. He was educated at Nazareth Hall Military Academy in Nazareth, Pennsylvania and at the Jesuit College at Springhill, Mobile, Alabama.
President Jefferson Davis appointed him Secretary of the Confederate Navy on March 4, 1861.
Mallory found himself with the difficult task of creating a navy from nothing. He did so untiringly. Records of the commerce raiders C.S.S. Alabama, C.S.S. Florida, and C.S.S. Shenandoah along with the Confederate Torpedo Bureau which built torpedoes, floating mines, and the "legendary H. L. Hunley, stands as testimony to his dedication, ability and skillful management.
After the fall of Richmond, Mallory accompanied President Davis and other cabinet members as they fled. The group disbanded in Washington, Georgia on May 5, 1865. Mallory traveled to La Grange, Georgia, where his family was residing. He was arrested there on May 20, 1865, and held prisoner for ten months at Fort Lafayette, a small island in New York Harbor. Mallory moved to Pensacola, Florida after his release.
Mallory practiced law until his death on November 9, 1873.
Stephen R. Mallory Camp 1315
Sons of Confederate Veterans
is pleased to announce;
Florida's only female to receive a Florida veteran's pension for service during the "War Between The States" has at last been honored with a
Confederate States of America army nurse Delity Powell Kelly, who began her service at the age of 12 and passed away October 31, 1939 was honored on Saturday April 11, 1998 with the placing of a veterans headstone on her grave in Historic St. Michael's Cemetery in Pensacola, Florida.
Many of Delity's descendants were present as this "Angel in Gray" was recognized after almost 60 years. A Confederate honor guard rendered a 21 gun salute and an artillery battery fired a 3 round volley followed by the playing of Taps as part of the tribute. Delity Powell Kelly was only 12 years old when she began her service as a Confederate Army nurse. Delity's father enlisted in an artillery company and it became a family endeavor as her mother also answered the call to duty.
She was captured twice by Union soldiers, once at Baldwin northeast of Gainesville and again in Savannah, Ga. The first time she escaped. When she was captured the second time her company demanded her release by advertising, stating that they would shoot 5 Union soldiers if she were not released. She was placed on a ship and taken to North Carolina where she was released and put ashore. She was able to rejoin her unit and served through the close of the war.
When the war ended she was at Appomattox as General Lee surrendered to Grant..
Delity was Honorably discharged April 26, 1865. Based upon her Confederate service, Delity was awarded an annual pension of $480.00 by Special Act of the Florida Legislature.
Delity's part in the War Between The States had been all but publicly forgotten until this Confederate Memorial Day service. Two women prominent in medicine and government spoke during the dedication ceremony attended by nearly 250 Confederate descendants, and family members, and friends.
``We are bound by a common cause, we will be there to attend the wounded and dying, and our gender will have no bearing on our job'', said U.S. Navy Captain Christine Bruzek-Kohler, executive officer of the Pensacola Naval Hospital, who holds the distinction of being the first nurse to hold that position..
Florida Secretary of State Sandra Mortham participated in her capacity as custodian of the state's archives and historical resources.
Frances Celestino Brent was born on May 12, 1848 in Pensacola, Florida. He died on April 13, 1914.
At the age of 16, Brent enlisted in the Confederate Army and according to the Broadfoot Roster of Confederate Soldiers attained the rank of sergeant (Brent, F. C. AL 62nd Inf. Co.B Sgt). After the war Brent plunged headlong into business. In 1873 he was working as a clerk. After attaining an acceptable level of success in 1876, he set about carrying out his dream and with J. P. Knowles made plans to open a bank. The bank opened under the name of Knowles and Brent. Soon the bank was renamed F. C. Brent and Company. It wasn't long until Brent purchased the controlling interest First National Bank of Pensacola. This bank became the focus of his growing banking firm as at the time it was the only national bank in town.
Brent had many business interest in the Pensacola area and realized the need for organizing the Chamber of Commerce in Pensacola. As the driving force to get the Chamber of Commerce going it soon held its first meeting on September 16, 1889 with W. C. Chipley as its first President.
Born November 22, 1797 in Pasquotank, North Carolina and moved to Florida in the early 1800s. In 1840 the list of partners of Forsyth & Simpson Lumber Company of Bagdad, Florida were Joseph Forsyth, E. E. Simpson, John Allen Simpson, John Pickens Simpson and Benjamin F. Overman.
At the age of 61, B. F. Overman enlisted on April 5, 1861 in the Confederate Military by joining the Pensacola Guards which would later be designated Co. K 1st Florida Infantry. Fought in the battle of Santa Rosa Island. Promoted from private to 3rd. Lt.. He reenlisted in New company A, 1st Florida Infantry in early 1862 and transferred to New Company G, 1st Florida Infantry in mid 1863. He was elected 2nd Lt. in October 1864. Benjamin was captured December 7, 1864 at Murfreesboro, Tennessee and released on oath June 16, 1865 from Delaware prison, famous as the home of the "Immortal 600". In his prime he was 5'6" tall, blue eyes, fair skin, dark hair. On his release from Delaware he was 67 years old and lived an additional 22 years, being 89 at his death in Pensacola on April 22, 1888.