A History of the People of the United States; From the Revolution to the Civil War Volume 6

A History of the People of the United States; From the Revolution to the Civil War Volume 6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ... Miskosukees. No chief seemed better disposed toward the government till, suddenly, in November, Osceola put himself at the head of the disaffected, killed a chief friendly to removal, and opened a war of extermination. Well aware of their fate if taken, the Seminoles sought refuge in the swamps and everglades, whence they sallied forth to burn houses, plunder plantations, run off negro slaves, and attack small bodies of troops. Late in December, 1835, an Indian runner brought word to Osceola that a body of troops under Major Dade was to leave Fort Brooke on the twenty-fifth and was to be attacked at the great Wahoo Swamp on the night of the twentyseventh. The time to act had now come, and hiding himself, with a few companions, in the woods near Fort King, Osceola waited his chance to slay Thompson. On the twentyeighth Thompson dined at the house of the sutler near the fort, and after dinner, while strolling about with Lieutenant Smith, fell with fourteen bullets in his body. Smith, too, was killed. Both were scalped, the inmates of the sutler's store massacred, and the house plundered and set on fire by Osceola and his band, who started at once for the fight at the Wahoo Swamp. There Major Dade and his force arrived on the evening 1836 SEMINOLE WAR. 333 of the twenty-seventh, and had not gone far from camp the iH'xt morning when lie was attacked and, with all his men save three, was massacred. That night Osceola joined the Indian army. With morning came word that General Clinch, with two hundred regulars, and General Call, with five hundred Florida volunteers, were advancing from Fort Drane toward the Withlacoochee River. Osceola and his Indians at once set off, and on the thirteenth of December met and attacked Clinch when the regulars were on...show more

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  • Paperback | 250 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 454g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236587642
  • 9781236587640