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."
Army and Navy Chronicle (A&NC) 2: 99. ©
Part 2, War: l