William Wing Loring: Florida Militia to Egyptian Pasha

In the square behind Government House in downtown St. Augustine stands a monument and obelisk in memory of a most unusual Floridian, William Wing Loring. Boy soldier in the Florida Militia during the Second Seminole War, Brevet Lieutenant Colonel in the war with Mexico, regimental commander in the Far West, Major General of the Confederacy, and Pasha of Egypt: Loring was all of these.