Topic: Seminole War

Yaha Hajo, Seminole War Chief

Advancing on Yaha Hajo, General Joseph Shelton placed the pistol at his breast, and drew the trigger, but the weapon missed fire. The Indian brought his rifle to his shoulder and shot the General in the hip; at the same moment the brave savage received a fatal wound from another hand, fell on his knees, attempted to load his rifle in that position, and died, resisting to the last gasp. with the obstinacy which always marks the death of the Indian warrior.

Seminole Indian War

During the American Revolution (1776-1783), Spain gained control of Florida as part of the Treaty of Paris. On September 3, Britain also signed separate agreements with France and Spain, and (provisionally) with the Netherlands. In the treaty with Spain, the colonies of East and West Florida were ceded to Spain (without any clearly defined northern boundary, resulting in disputed territory resolved with the Treaty of Madrid), as was the island of Minorca, while the Bahama Islands, Grenada and Montserrat, captured by the French and Spanish, were returned to Britain. Spanish colonists as well as settlers from the newly formed United

Michael Garrison’s Mounted Company

Muster Roll of Captain Michael Garrison’s Mounted Company of the 1st Regiment 2nd Brigade of the Florida Militia, commanded by Col. John Warren, ordered into service of the United States by His Excellency Governor Call from the 22nd day of September 1836 to the 22nd day of January 1837. Lieutenants Bruton and Hindley with a part of this Company greatly distinguished themselves at the Battle of San _____ on ____ber 1836 and in several other services. Also, with a part of the Company, they serviced in the Battalion under my command in Col. Pearce’s Division and greatly distinguished them-selves for

Mounted Company, First Regiment, 2nd Brigade Florida Militia

Muster Roll of Captain James Edwards, Mounted Company of the 1st Regiment, 2nd Brigade of the Florida Militia, commanded by Colonel John Warren; ordered into service of the United States by Major Gen. Thomas L. Jessup from the 27th day of January to the 5th day of June 1837. All were enrolled on the 27th of January 1837 at Fort Beckham by Lt. Col. Mills. Captain Edwards, 1st Lieut. Tillis, and 2nd Lieut. Morgan each had one servant and two horses. Edwards, James Captain Tillis, Willoughby 1st Lieutenant Morgan, Daniel 2nd Lieutenant Rosseau, W. H. 1st Sergeant. Barber, Samuel 2nd

Second Regiment Florida Mounted Militia

Muster Roll of Captain Thos. C. Ellis’s Company of the 2nd Regiment Brigade of Florida Mounted Militia, commanded by Col. F. L. Dancey, ordered into service of the United States by the Secretary of War from the 12th day of January 1841 to the 12th of April 1841 when discharged. Ellis, Thomas C. Captain Turner, James 1st Lieutenant McNeil, John 2d Lieutenant Blanton, Isaac B. 1st Sgt. Carter, Isaac I. Sgt. Dowling, Joseph Sgt. Cason, John Thomas, Allen Corporal Burnett, Laburn Corporal Hagen, Alfred Corporal Murphy, Stephen Corporal Prevatt, Joseph Bugler Harrison, Ephraim Bugler Privates Adkins, Samuel R. Blake, Edward

Second Regiment, Second Brigade Mounted Men

Muster Roll of Captain Charles Freymuth’s Company of Mounted men of the 2nd Regiment, Second Brigade of the Florida Militia, commanded by General Hernandez ordered into the service of the United States by Governor Call from the 1st day of October 1836 to the 1st day of February 1837. The company was enrolled by Major Pierce. Muster roll certified as true by Charles Freymuth, Captain, February 1837 at St. Augustine, East Florida. Also certified by the Mustering Officer, L. O. Webster. Freymuth, Charles Captain, furnished 1 public horse from the 5th of Nov. Lopez, Petronelus 1st Lieut. Sanchez, John 1st

Seventh Regiment 1st Brigade Florida Militia

Muster Roll of Captain A. A. Fisher’s Company of the 7th Regiment, 1st Brigade of Florida Militia; commanded by Col. John A. Cuth ? , ordered into service of the United States by Gov. R. K. Call from the 10th day of May to the 10th day of November 1836. Company enrolled at Tallahassee, Florida. by Col. L. Parkhill. Fisher, A. A. Captain, 2 horses, 1 servant. Johnson, J. B.1st Lieut., 2 horses, 1 servant. Kerr, R. B. 2d Lieut., 2 horses, 1 servant. David, F. H. Bryan, E. 1st Sergt. Frazier, Micajah 2d Sergt. Mills, Stephen 3d Sergt. Lee,

Fourth Regiment 2nd Brigade Florida Militia

Muster Roll of Captain Daniel S. Gardner’s Company of the 4th Regiment, 2nd Brigade of the Florida Militia, commanded by Col. Warren, ordered into service of the United States by Brig. Gen’l Hernandez from the 10th day of November 1835 to the 5th day of March 1836. On 11th August 1836 at Jacksonville, Florida, the muster was certified to be true and was signed by Captain D. L Gardiner, Commanding the Company. Gardner, Daniel S. Captain. Waterman, Adin 1st Lieut. Madin, James R. 2nd Lieut. Smith, Gurney 1st Sgt.; not mounted, discharged Jan. 9th. Donaldson, W. L. Sgt. & 1st

Captain Thomas C. Ellis’s Company, 1st Regiment Florida Militia

Muster Roll of Captain Thos. C. Ellis’s Company of the 1st Regiment, Brigade of Florida Mounted Militia, commanded by Col. W. J. Bayley, ordered into service of the United States by Brig. Gen’l W. K. Armistead from the 17th day of August 1840 bo the 17th day of November 1840 when discharged. Ellis, Thos C. Captain Tucker, Jonathan A. 1st Lieut. McNeill, John 2d Lieut. Crews, J. M. 1st Sgt. Floyd, Isaac Sgt. Hague, James Sgt. Howard, Seth Sgt. Edgar, James Corporal Stanley, William F. Corporal Knight, Stephen Corporal Piper, Thomas Corporal Miller, John F. Bugler Sharp, George Bugler Privates

Fifth Regiment Brigade of Florida Militia

Muster Roll of Captain James C. Evan’s Company of the Fifth Regiment Brigade of Florida Militia; commanded by Colonel John C. Love, ordered into service of the United States by Gov. R. K. Call from the 14th day of September 1836 to the 11th day of January 1837. The Company travelled about 21 miles in the vicinity of Quincy, Florida. to Tallahassee, Fla., and from Ft. Brooke, East Florida to the vicinity of Quincy, Florida. Evans, James C. Captain. Wilson, Thomas D. 1st Lieut., resigned Oct. 26th 1836; furnished a substitute, Pvt. Wm. S. SMITH. Buie, Malcolm 1st Lieut., promoted