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The Origin, Progress, and Conclusions of the Florida War

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Pages: 402

Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.

Publisher: Date:8/4/2009 - General Books LLC

By: John Titcomb Sprague

Excerpt from book: CHAPTER III. FROM JANUARY 1, 1836, TO DECEMBER 31, 1840. The nntal- r of Indian warriors in Florida, und tribes to which they helonged.—Number of negro warriors—Names i f the varioai Indian chiefs, and their importaace and characters, viz., M icanopy, Jumper. Little Cloud, Alligator, Holnrto'iche. King Philip. Concooehee. Sam Jones, Tigertail, Neth- Ii ckemathlar, Chekika, Hospeiarke. Octiache.—The negro Abraham, his importaace.—Oseola of Powell, lns birth, runk, character, and age.— Mcasures taken to subdue tlie Indians.—Cost of thfi Florida war.—Relative cert of troops between regulars, volunteers, und militia.—General Tuws m's letter t:n the subject.—The rcgular Iro-.l. and mihtia serving in Florida in lW, 37. W. 39, 40, and 41.— Generals i.1im h. Sentt, t'nil. Jestip, Taylor, Annis'ead, and tVlonel Worth, commanding.—Depredations of the Indians.—General Cliach authorized to call tor militia.—General Kurtia ordered to Florida. —The movements of General Guines.—The burial of the dead of Major Dade's command,—Arrival at Furl King of General Gaines—Returns to Fort Biooke via the With1acooche river—His arrival, and eacounter with the enemy.—Death of Lientenat IzarrL—The Uoops in n pen.—Ceneral Gaines's designs.—The attack ulion the pen.—The arrival of a mesm-ner from the Indians.—lnterview of Adjn- tant Harrow of the Louisiana vi lunteers, and Captain Hitche.'ck, 1. S. A., with Oseola and others.— The conduct of f.'wsur disapproved of by the Indians.—The dav when the troops in the pen were to be attacked.—The number of warriors on the ground.—Final result.—General Gaines relinquishes the command to General Cliach — General Scutt ordered to take command in Florida—His steps taken to prosecure the war—General Srs.It takes the field—Sucre of his campaign—Ordered tu ci-ndurt the ...  


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