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Rebellion January 1836     
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Osceola and Duncan Clinch
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Osceola and Clinch. From the 1838 painting of Osceola by George Catlin, Smithsonian American Art Museum, and an unattributed photo of Duncan Clinch, Florida Photographic Collection.
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Clinch retreated with the wounded to his own plantation, which he had commissioned Fort Drane. After the battle, he received a terse letter from Osceola:

"You have guns and so have we ... you have powder and lead, and so have we ... your men will fight, and so will ours, till the last drop of the Seminole's blood has moistened the dust of his hunting ground."

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Sources: Army and Navy Chronicle (A&NC) 2: 99.
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