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Rebellion December 28, 1835     
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Detail from The Forlorn Hope of Fort King Road
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Detail from The Forlorn Hope of Fort King Road, a painting by Jackson Walker depicting Dade's battle. Courtesy of the artist. Jackson Walker.
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When shots rang out, Pacheco dropped to the ground with a speed that would later arouse suspicion. Pacheco lived, but half the U.S. officers fell at the first volley. The Seminoles had been tracking the detachment for days. 180 warriors now emerged from the pine thicket and poured a withering fire at the men of Dade's command.

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Sources: Laumer Dade 179-81, Cohen 70-71.
Part 2, War: Outline  l  Images
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 Trail Narrative
 + Prologue
 + Background: 1693-1812
 + Early Years: 1812-1832
 - War: 1832-1838
+ Prelude to War
+ Revenge
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"Massacre"
Withlacoochee
Key Actors
Florida
Slave Uprising
Army Response
National Mood
Distractions
Seminole Success
+ Deceit
+ Liberty or Death
 + Exile: 1838-1850
 + Freedom: 1850-1882
 + Legacy & Conclusion