Copy of a map of the Seat of War in Florida Forwarded to the War Department by Major Gen'l W. Scott, U.S.A.
Stone engraving, 1835 (c. 1866)
Image 15 5/8 x 12 `1/8" (39.8 x 30.7 cm)
Good condition. B/W LOCATION: New York City
Inventory Number: 92985
Publisher : American State Papers. Documents, Legislative and Executive, of the Congress of the United States, For the Second Session of the Twenty-Fourth, and First and Second Sessions of the Twenty-fifth Congress, Commencing March 1, 1837, and Ending March 1, 1838.
This map shows the route taken by Major Francis Langhorne Dade from Fort Brooke on Tampa Bay to Fort King, located in current day Ocala. He led two companies north to control Seminole Indian rebellions and murders. Unfortunately, the troops were ambushed by the Indians just north of the Little Withlacoochee River and Dade was killed by the first shot. The disaster took the lives of all the soldiers except three. This massacre on December 28, 1835 marks the beginning of the Second Seminole War. At the time the legislature was in session with plans to create another county in South Florida from Monroe County. In honor of Major Dade, it was named Dade County. Maps