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The Battle of Wahoo Swamp

 
 
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By Mike Stroud, 2011
1. The Battle of Wahoo Swamp Marker
Inscription. The Battle of Wahoo Swamp occurred nearby on November 21, 1836. The 2d Seminole War, a seven-year clash caused by rivalry between Indians and settlers over central Florida lands, had begun almost a year before. By November, Indian forces had converged on Wahoo Swamp to fight General (and Territorial Governor) R.K. Call's army. On November 21, about 2500 Tennessee Volunteers, regular army artillery, Florida militiamen, and hundreds of Creek Indians advanced on a one-mile front. In the wild melee that ensued,the Americans pushed their foes across the slough south of this marker. Indian return fire killed Major David Moniac, a Creek regular army officer, who had led a charge across the swamp. Army commanders halted the pursuit at nightfall due to the seemingly impassable terrain and lack of supplies. Army casualties were low; Indian losses remain unknown.
 
Erected 1978 by Sumter County Historical Society in Cooperation with Department of State. (Marker Number F-283.)
 
Location. 28° 41.838′ N, 82° 12.962′ W. Marker is in Wahoo vicinity, Florida, in Sumter County. Marker is on County Road 48. Click for map. Located West of Bushnell, west side of I-75, at the Wahoo Community Park. Marker is in this post office area: Bushnell FL 33513, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
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By James R. Murray, September 25, 2014
2. The Battle of Wahoo Swamp Marker
The State has "dressed up" the marker a bit, and resigned it. There are also roadside markers announcing a historical monument is near.
At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Great Train Wreck of 1956 (approx. 3.6 miles away); Ft. Armstrong (approx. 6.1 miles away); On This Spot (approx. 6.3 miles away); A Costly Florida War (approx. 9.4 miles away); Sumterville (approx. 9.8 miles away); Fort Cooper (approx. 9.8 miles away); Chinsegut Hill (approx. 10.4 miles away); Parson Brown Orange Tree (approx. 11.6 miles away).
 
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1. Battle of Wahoo Swamp -. ... The Battle of Wahoo Swamp was a major battle in November 1836, and turned out to be a disgraceful defeat for the American forces under General and Governor Richard Keith Call. ... (Submitted on April 14, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. The Battle of Wahoo Swamp, Wikipedia entry. was fought during the Second Seminole War. Seminole victory, Americans retreat. (Submitted on April 14, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

3. The Second Seminole War,Wikipedia entry. also known as the Florida War, was a conflict from 1835 to 1842 in Florida between various groups of Native Americans collectively known as Seminoles and the United States, part of a series of conflicts called the Seminole Wars. The Second Seminole War, often referred to as the Seminole War, was the most expensive Indian War fought by the
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By Mike Stroud, March 15, 2011
3. The Battle of Wahoo Swamp Marker
United States. (Submitted on April 14, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

4. Richard Keith Call, Wikipedia entry. was the third and fifth territorial governor of Florida...During this first term, he led the Florida militia in fighting the Seminole Indians, (Submitted on April 14, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Wars, US Indian
 
The Battle of Wahoo Swamp Marker, seen looking west along County Road 48 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 15, 2011
4. The Battle of Wahoo Swamp Marker, seen looking west along County Road 48
The Battle of Wahoo Swamp Marker located in the Wahoo Community Building Park image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 15, 2011
5. The Battle of Wahoo Swamp Marker located in the Wahoo Community Building Park
General (and Territorial Governor) R.K. Call image. Click for full size.
Wikipedia
6. General (and Territorial Governor) R.K. Call
Appointed by Andrew Jackson
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,694 times since then and 81 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2. submitted on , by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida.   3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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