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Bushnell in Sumter County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Ft. Armstrong
 
Ft. Armstrong Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2011
1. Ft. Armstrong Marker
 
Inscription. During the Second Seminole Indian War (1835-42) a number of military forts were constructed in Florida. These forts served as supply bases and other logistic supports. Near this site was constructed Ft. Armstrong. The fort was constructed in November 1836 by a detatchment of Tennessee Volunteers under the command of Major Robert Armstrong.
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.
 
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Ft. Armstrong Marker Photo, Click for full size
By James R. Murray, September 25, 2014
2. Ft. Armstrong Marker
The State has "cleaned up" the marker presentation recently, and added landscaping- There is also a Historical Monument marker ahead sign 1/4 mile in each direction from the marker.
 
At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. On This Spot (approx. half a mile 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); Trilby Cemetery (approx. 13.9 miles away); Trilby Methodist Church (approx. 14.1 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. (Submitted on April 28, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

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. (Submitted on April 28, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Ft. Armstrong Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, March 20, 2011
3. Ft. Armstrong Marker
 

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, (Submitted on April 28, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
General Keith Call, in command of some 2500 troops Photo, Click for full size
Wikipedia
4. General Keith Call, in command of some 2500 troops
 
 
Seminole chief Osceola Photo, Click for full size
By Smithsonian American Art Museum
5. Seminole chief Osceola
 
 
Ft. Armstrong Marker, looking west along County Road 476 Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, March 20, 2011
6. Ft. Armstrong Marker, looking west along County Road 476
 
 
Ft. Armstrong Marker, seen looking eastward along County Road 476 Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, March 20, 2011
7. Ft. Armstrong Marker, seen looking eastward along County Road 476
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on April 28, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 653 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on April 28, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2. submitted on September 25, 2014, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida.   3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on April 28, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
 
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