Enemy to Ally
Zachary Taylor, the new commander, was livid to hear that his enemy from Okeechobee was coming back, to serve his own forces no less:
"I regret that permission should have been given for the return to Florida of the Seminole Indian 'John Co-wia', as I believe him to be one of the most artful and faithless of his tribe."
Nonetheless, John Horse served the Army with great distinction. Colonel Worth credited him with helping bring in 535 Seminoles. He worked in a variety of situations, mainly peace talks with former allies, but also military expeditions against the most recalcitrant parties.
Porter Black 98, 104.
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