Bushnell in Sumter County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Also, near this site General Keith Call, in command of some 2500 troops, including a Florida Cavalry unit, a U.S. Artillery Battalion, a group of Tennessee Volunteers and several hundred Creek Indians, who had enlisted in the U.S. Army, encamped on November 20,1836. The following morning, this command moved out to meet a large group of Seminole Indians at the Battle of Wahoo Swamp. This battle was one of the fiercest battles of the war. The U.S. Forces were unsuccessful in destroying the Seminoles, and , as a result, General Call was relieved of his command.
Erected 1982 by Sumter County Historical Society.
Location. 28° 39.468′ N, 82° 7.582′ W. Marker is in Bushnell, Florida, in Sumter County. Marker is on County Route 476, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located between County Roads 603 and 605. Marker is in this post office area: Bushnell FL 33513, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. On This Spot (approx. half a mile away); Parson Brown Orange Tree (approx. 5.6 miles away); The Battle of Wahoo Swamp (approx. 6.1 miles away); Sumterville (approx. 7.1 miles away); Fort King Road (approx. 10.7 miles away); Adamsville (approx. 11.6 miles away); Fort Dade (approx. 12.7 miles away); Clay Sink Cemetery, Baptist Church and School (approx. 13.4 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. United States History; Second Seminole War. The largest faction of Seminole, led by their chief Osceola (1804?–1838), refused to go west to Indian Territory (Oklahoma). On December 28, 1835 Osceola murdered Indian agent Wiley Thompson. The same day, Major Francis Dade and his U.S. soldiers were ambushed by 300 Seminole warriors near Fort King (Ocala). These incidents began the Second Seminole War.
2. 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 United States.
3. Richard Keith Call, Wikipedia entry. as the third and fifth territorial governor of Florida...During this first term, he led the Florida militia in fighting the Seminole Indians,
Categories. • Forts, Castles • Wars, US Indian •
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