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Troops fording Lake Ocklahawa
Library of Congress, LC-USZC4-2728
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General Scott mapped out an elaborate plan for the "left wing," the division that included the South Carolina volunteers, which called for them to bridge Lake Ocklahawa around the end of March. This slide probably depicts that action, which took place around March 30, 1836, although conceivably it could depict events later in the war, such as General Jesup's hit-and-run parties on the Ocklahawa in 1837.

The scene again has a sense of orderliness, calm, and martial discipline, as dragoons and horses ford the shallow crossing while artillery men bring the cannon over the makeshift bridge.

(1 of 6 images in this series)

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