Rebellion November 1837     
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Inner courtyard of Fort Marion, Panorama
"Court, Fort Marion," 1912, Harris Co.  Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Panoramic photographs, PAN US GEOG - Florida, no. 46. spacer
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Captivity was at least a reunion of sorts. Almost all of the leading militants were inside the fort -- Coacoochee, King Philip, Cloud. Osceola's "family" was admitted: two children, two wives, a sister, three Indian warriors, and 42 black followers. 

Under the general's order, the captives and family members were all treated well. Jesup may have been ruthless in war, but he was humane in peace. He could afford to be -- he was exultant. He had avenged the mass escape from Tampa Bay. The close of the war was again in sight.

Sources: ASPMA 7: 890, Francke 122, Mahon 217.
Part 2, War: Outline  l  Images



 Trail Narrative
 + Prologue
 + Background: 1693-1812
 + Early Years: 1812-1832
 - War: 1832-1838
+ Prelude to War
+ Revenge
+ Deceit
+ Liberty or Death
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Noble Savages
Liberty or Death
Osceola's Death
Star of the Nation
Jesup's Proclamation
The Decision
 + Exile: 1838-1850
 + Freedom: 1850-1882
 + Legacy & Conclusion