Wahoo vicinity in Sumter County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Battle of Wahoo Swamp
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. Touch 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. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Great Train Wreck of 1956 (approx. 3.6 miles away); Pressing Onward (approx. 4.9 miles away); What Lies Ahead (approx. 5.4 miles away); Historic Floral City (approx. 5.7 miles away); The Historic Duval House (approx. 6 miles away); a different marker also named The Historic Duval House (approx. 6 miles away); Ft. Armstrong (approx. 6.1 miles away); On This Spot (approx. 6.3 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. 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.)
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 14, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
3. 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 •
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