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Wauchula in Hardee County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Site of Fort Hartsuff

Established August 8, 1856

 
 
Site of Fort Hartsuff Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, August 8, 2017
1. Site of Fort Hartsuff Marker
Inscription. Named in honor of Lt. George C. Hartsuff 2nd Artillery, U.S.A., whose detachment of men were ambushed in the Big Cypress Swamp, December 20, 1855, by the Seminole Indians killing several men and wounding many others.

Fort Hartsuff was a community fort used as a refuge for settlers during the Indian uprisings of 1856-1858.

The fort was garrisoned by U.S. Regular troops and the Florida Mounted Volunteers.
 
Erected 1978 by Peace River Valley Historical Society.
 
Location. 27° 31.627′ N, 81° 49.062′ W. Marker is in Wauchula, Florida, in Hardee County. Marker is on South Florida Avenue 0.2 miles north of Altman Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is opposite the Florida's First Assembly of God Church. Marker is in this post office area: Wauchula FL 33873, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Seminole Indian Battle (approx. 2.1 miles away); "Bone" Mizell (approx. 2.1 miles away); Fort Chokonikla (approx. 6.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Forts of Florida. (Submitted on November 23, 2017, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWars, US Indian
 
Site of Fort Hartsuff Marker looking north along South Florida Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, August 8, 2017
2. Site of Fort Hartsuff Marker looking north along South Florida Avenue
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 23, 2017, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 63 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 23, 2017, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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