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.
Laumer Dade 179-81, Cohen 70-71. ©
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