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Book details
  • Genre:HISTORY
  • SubGenre:Military / United States
  • Language:English
  • Pages:163
  • eBook ISBN:9781483538501

The U.S. Marines in the Second Creek and Second Seminole Wars

by David Ekardt

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Overview

Most people do not know that the Marines were involved in some of the Indian Wars of this nation. They were called upon by President Andrew Jackson to assist the Army to deal with both the Creeks and Seminoles. They proved to be a versatile force as many varying duties and challenges were given them. This is the most complete compilation of their duty in these conflicts.

Description

Most people do not know that the Marines were involved in some of the Indian Wars of this nation. They were called upon by President Andrew Jackson to assist the Army to deal with both the Creeks and Seminoles. They proved to be a versatile force as many varying duties and challenges were given them. This is the most complete compilation of their duty in these conflicts. Most of the documentation of the Marines was lost in a wagon fire, so this proved to be a difficult search for information on their participation in these conflicts. They were put in charge of forts, including the Tampa Bay area, port, fort and surrounding area. They patrolled the interior both on foot and on horseback. They had charge of Creek Indian volunteers who had agreed to go to Florida to assist in the conflict with the Seminoles. They protected wagon trains of supplies, and they along with sailors of the West Indies Squadron were the first non natives to cross the Everglades from the east coast to the west coast. Some of their officers were put in charge of taking groups of both Creek and Seminoles to the Arkansas Territory. Theirs truly was an inspiring story of their hardships and dedication to their service.

About the author

David Ekardt has been giving history talks for several years about the U.S. Marines in the Civil War and in the Second Seminole War. As a Marine veteran of Vietnam, David has always had a great interest in history, especially of the Marine Corps. He has had several articles about the Marine involvement in the Civil War published, and assisted in the creation of a map compilation of Marine and Naval actions in that war for the Navy Marine Living History Association. He also published an e-book about Sam Brady, famous frontier scout of the Revolutionary War on the Ohio-Pennsylvania territory. Through the years, he has taught many out door skills and archery to Boy Scouts in the Tampa, Florida area.

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