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Taylor, Zachary (1784-1850) to Roger Jones

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04675.04 Author/Creator: Taylor, Zachary (1784-1850) Place Written: Fort Brooks, Florida Type: Letter signed Date: 8 May 1840 Pagination: 1 p. ; 24.6 x 19.7 cm.

Summary of Content: General Taylor, commander of the Army of the South during this period in the second Seminole War, sent this cover letter with enclosed reports (not included) to Major General Jones, adjutant general of the Army in Washington, D.C. One report attested to the bravery of Captain Rains when attacked by Seminoles near Fort King in April, 1840. The other concerned the murder of woman and two children by Seminoles.

People: Taylor, Zachary, 1784-1850
Jones, Roger, 1789-1852

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Seminole WarMilitary HistoryPresidentAmerican Indian HistoryAtrocityWomen's HistoryChildren and FamilyDeathBravery

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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