The origin, progress, and conclusions of the Florida war: to which is appended a record of officers, non-commissioned officers, musicians, and privates of the U.S. army, navy, and marine corps, who were killed in battle or died of disease as also the names of officers who were distinguished by brevets, and the names of others recommended ; together with the orders for collecting the remains of the dead in Florida, and the ceremony of interment at St. Augustine, East Florida, on the fourteenth day of August, 1842

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D. Appleton & Company, 1848 - 557 עמודים
 

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עמוד 20 - Warriors, have hereunto subscribed their names and affixed their seals, this sixteenth day of September, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifteen, and of the independence of the United States the fortieth.
עמוד 72 - In testimony whereof, I have caused the Seal of the United States to be hereunto affixed, having signed the same -with my hand. Done at the City of Washington, this 10th day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty-two, and of the Independence of the United States the fifty-seventh.
עמוד 194 - In regard to the Seminoles, we have committed the error of attempting to remove them when their lands were not required for agricultural purposes; when they were not in the way of the white inhabitants; and when the greater portion of their country was an unexplored wilderness, of the interior of which we weret as ignorant as of the interior of China.
עמוד 203 - ... service, however, was encountered and overcome, and they have been conveyed thus far, and proceeded on to Tampa Bay on rude litters, constructed with the axe and knife alone, with poles and dry hides — the latter being found in great abundance at the encampment of the hostiles. The litters were...
עמוד 235 - I wish it distinctly understood, that my object in employing dogs is only to ascertain where the Indians can be found, not to worry them.
עמוד 152 - ... the object. It appears that after using great diligence and energy, he was not in a condition to take the field and enter the enemy's strongholds before the 28th of March, and then without sufficient means for transporting the necessary supplies to enable him to remain there long enough to seek out the scattered forces of the enemy. " The court, therefore, ascribe the failure of the campaign to the want of time to operate, the insalubrity of the climate after the middle of April, the impervious...
עמוד 103 - It was during a cessation of the fire, that the little band still remaining, about thirty in number, threw up the triangular breastwork, which, from the haste with which it was constructed, was necessarily defective, and .could not protect the men in the second attack. " We had with us many of the personal friends of the officers of Major Dade'i command ; and it is gratifying to be able to state, that every officer was identified by undoubted evidence.
עמוד 200 - ... professions of friendship, or their intentions of coming in, yet I had no time to look up their women and children, who had fled and concealed themselves in the swamp, or to have encumbered myself with them in the situation in which I then was. Accordingly, I released the old man, who promised that he would collect all the women and children and take them in to Captain Munroe, at the Kissimmee, the next day. I also dismissed the old man who had acted as guide thus far, supplying his place with...
עמוד 236 - ... of the volunteers, retired a few yards into the woods, and secreted themselves until the troops returned to town with the dead bodies of those who had been thus inhumanly and wantonly butchered. It is to be regretted that this corps had not been accompanied with one or two hunters, who, with their dogs, might have tracked the blood-stained footsteps of these Indians, have restored to liberty the captive they were dragging away with them, and have prevented them from ever again repeating such...
עמוד 202 - And here, I trust I may be permitted to say that I experienced one of the most trying scenes of my life, and he who could have looked on it with indifference, his nerves must have been very differently organized from my own...

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