Rebellion June 10, 1816     
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Duncan Clinch as a young officer around the time of the attack. Fort Clinch and Fort Clinch State Park are two of the many Florida sites named for the early leader. History of Marion County Web site, courtesy
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Jackson and Gaines were destined to enter the pantheon of early Florida heroes, as was their fellow commander in the attack, Duncan Lamont Clinch. Lieutenant Colonel Clinch had been in the army since 1808, rising quickly up the ranks despite an undistinguished career. He also rose quickly in Florida society, eventually becoming one of the region’s most prosperous planters and slaveholders. On June 10, 1816, Gaines dispatched the young planter-colonel to lead the invading force.

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Sources: Army Navy Chronicle 2: 114-5, Mahon 65-66, ASPFR 4: 560. ©
Part 1, Early Years: Outline  l  Images
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 Trail Narrative
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 + War: 1832-1838
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