After two months in Florida, Jesup had captured 150 Seminoles -- ten times more than his predecessors over the previous year. Yet virtually all of his prisoners were "non-combatants," women and children.
As Jesup soon learned, however, women and children proved very effective as hostages.
ASPMA 7: 820-32, Giddings Exiles 137-39, Childs 2: 373. ©
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