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Burning of the town Pilak-li-ka-ha by Gen. Eustis
Library of Congress, LC-USZC4-2727
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On March 31, 1836, General Eustis' men came upon the Black Seminole town of Pilkalikaha. Finding it deserted, they burned the village, which was also known as "Abraham's town" for its identification with the Black Seminole leader.

The destruction of Pilklakaha was one of the few successes for the Americans during the first year of the war -- by some accounts, it was the only success. Even so, the illustration does not overly embellish the event as an American triumph.

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