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Abraham
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Abraham, from Orr's 1848 engraving in The Origin, Progress, and Conclusion of the Florida War by Sprague.
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Abraham's life offered one route. Since the previous June, Abraham had thrown his lot with the Army, serving as a scout and interpreter. The former black chief had been moved, at least partly, by consideration of his family. As he wrote to Gen. Jesup:

"We do not live for ourselves only, but for our wives and children who are as dear to us as those of any other men .... I have done all I can, my heart has been true since I came in .... Your servant Abraham."

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Sources: Twyman 134, Porter Negro 332.
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
+ Liberty or Death
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Noble Savages
Resistance
Liberty or Death
Osceola's Death
Star of the Nation
Jesup's Proclamation
The Decision
Post-Script
Deportation
 + Exile: 1838-1850
 + Freedom: 1850-1882
 + Legacy & Conclusion