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Rebellion December 1836 to January 1837     
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Troops fording Lake Ocklahawa
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"Troops fording Lake Ocklahawa." Hand-colored lithograph from the Gray & James series on the war published in 1837. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, LC-USZC4-2728.
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Rather than concentrate his forces like Scott, Jesup mobilized hit-and-run parties across the state. With units constantly on the move, he harassed Seminole hideaways from the Ocklahawa to the Withlacoochee. His goal was to capture and seize the enemy, especially the black allies.

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Sources: ASPMA 7: 820-28, Giddings Exiles 135-39, Kieffer 155-59.
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
+ Deceit
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Jesup's Tactics
Hostages
The Diplomat
Peace
Slaveholders
Betrayal
Escape
Rage
White Flags
+ Liberty or Death
 + Exile: 1838-1850
 + Freedom: 1850-1882
 + Legacy & Conclusion