Two years after
Jackson's map was complete, Tampa received a city charter from the State of . Prosperity seemed certain, but national politics held different plans for Florida Tampa and . On January 10, 1861, Hillsborough County Florida became the third state to secede from the Union.
The Confederate Army held
throughout most of the Civil War. It was shelled by Union warships on several occasions and was captured in May 1864. After scouting the area for a day, the victors found nothing of use and abandoned the area. They returned until after the war as occupation troops. Fort Brooke
Freedom, too, held no guarantee. It was tainted with the continued indignities heaped upon by whites, both southern and the new northern "carpetbaggers" who came to
to turn a quick profit at the expense of southerners, both white and black. Depression, both emotional and economic, hung over Florida . Hillsborough County