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FIRST SEMINOLE WAR - As Reported in the Knoxville Register
Bettye Broyles and James L. Douthat
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Following the War of 1812 General Andrew Jackson was commissioned to go into the south Georgia and Florida territory to recover many of the Native Americans that escaped from the plantations across the south and joined up with the Seminole Indians of Florida. The story of this conflict was told and retold through newspapers all across the south at the time.
The enclosed articles are found in the Knoxville Register of 1818. This newspaper picked up articles from various other newspapers, private correspondence of the leaders and government documents that pertained to this war. These reprinted articles and other information are presented here in the exact order as they came into the Knoxville Register from various sources. We have not altered the spelling or information but retained their report as given.
“Fort Gaines, March 6  - Major Daniel Hughes - I wrote you the other day and told you that I had taken three prisoners - I carried them to Fort Gaines to the commanding officer, and he told me he would have nothing to do with them, and said to me, you may deal with them by your own laws. We had proof that they were at the destroying of the boat before the fork of Flint River, and one of them was wounded at that time - they were doing mischief to our friends and I knew what was the law between us and the United States. I did not want them to stand on our land, and I have taken their lives....”
Surnames Included in This Publication
ADAMS, AL.CAS.ACA.LIO.KIE, AMBRUSTER, ARBUCKLE, ARBUTHNOT, AVERA.
BARANCAS, BARNARD, BEARLY, BIBB, BIRCH, BIRD, BLACKSHEAR, BOTHWELL, BREARLY, BRELY, BROCKMAN, BRONOUGH, BROWN, BUSH, BUTLER.
CALHOUN, CALLIS, CHAPIEHIMICO, CHILD, CHISOLM, CLYNCH, COLLINS, COOK, COOPER, COPE, COTHOM, CRITTENDEN, CUMMINGS.
DAVIS, EAN, DUKE, DUNLAP, DYER, DYKES.
ECTOR, ELLICOTT, ELLIOT, ELLIS, EMAUTHLAU.
FLOURNOY, FRANCIS, FRANK.
GADSDEN, GAINES, GANAWAY, GARDNER, GARRET, GIBSON, GILBREATH, BLASCOCK, GLASSELL, GRAHAM, GREEN.
HALEYON, HARNE, HARRIS, HATKEE, HAUJO, HAWKINS, HAYNE, HAYNES, HEARDC, HENDERSON, HEUEHAU, HOLLIDAY, HOPE, HOWARD, HUGHES.
JACKSON, JETTON, JOHNSON, JONES, JORDQAN.
KEISER, KING, KINNARD.
LAKE, LEE, LEIGH, LOFTERS, LOVETT, LOWE.
M’intosh, M’CULLOH, M’DUFFY, M’EVER, M’INTOSH,M’KEEVER, MACNACK, MARSHALL, MARTIN, Mc’INTOSH, McQUEEN, MICCO, MICKASUCKEE, MICKASUKY, MILLER, MILTON, MINK, MITCHELL, MONROE, MOORE, MORGAN, MUHLENBURG.
OGLY, ONIS, ORR, OSTEENS.
PARSON, PEARRE, PERRYMAN, PHILLIPS, PORTER, PRINCE, PROPHET.
RUBUN, RABURN, RAPRADE, RED GROUND CHIEF, RED GROUND KING, RED STICKS,ROBINSON, ROGERS.
SCOTT, SMITH, STAFFORD, STOOKEY, STROUD, SUWANNEE.
TAME KING, THLUCCO, THOMAS, THOMPSON, TUCKER, TUSKEENCHAW, TUSTUNNUGEE.
UCHE, UFAULA, UL.CO.FOU.HATCHIE.
VAN DE VENTER.
WARRIOR, WASAUCY, WATKINS, WILLIAMSON, WOODBINE, WOODWARD, WRIGHT.
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