Rebellion July 6, 1850     
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1861 sketch of army camp at Las Moras Springs, Fort Clark, Texas
This 1861 sketch of Las Moras Springs depicts the military camp of another former enemy of the Seminoles, General David Twiggs. Twiggs' men are depicted in the course of their defection from the Union to the Confederate forces in 1861. The sketch by soldier Carl G. Iwonski was first published in Harpers's Weekly. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, LC-USZ62-1062.
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Whatever the reason, the allies fled south. On July 6 they emerged from the wilderness at present-day Las Moras Springs. Ragged, exhausted, and half-starved, they met up with a party of soldiers under Major John T. Sprague, their former enemy from Florida and author of the first scholarly history of the Second Seminole War. The major fed the allies and shared liquor with the chiefs. He then issued Coacoochee a pass to proceed to Fort Duncan in Eagle Pass where, as fate would have it, the refugees met another writer.

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Sources: Sumpter 4, 11-12ff, Sprague "Journal" cited in Porter Black 130, Montgomery 73-77.
Part 3, Exile: Outline  l Images
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 Trail Narrative
 + Prologue
 + Background: 1693-1812
 + Early Years: 1812-1832
 + War: 1832-1838
 - Exile: 1838-1850
+ Shifting Alliances
+ American Justice
+ A New Frontier
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 + Freedom: 1850-1882
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