John Horse proved himself "recklessly brave" in the battle. In contrast, Abraham reportedly fled at first fire. As events would soon show, the Seminole allies did not all have equal tastes for fighting. Head chief Micanopy for one preferred diplomacy. It was reported that his warriors had to carry him at gunpoint to the attack on
Dade, forcing him to fire the first shot.
Tucker 77, Porter Black 46, Mahon 105, Sprague Origin 90, Laumer Dade 180. ©
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