Rebellion December 1873     
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General C.C. Augur
General C. C. Augur, photograph taken between 1860-1865, part of Brady Civil War Photograph Collection. Library of Congress.
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John Horse and John Kibbetts traveled to San Antonio in December 1873 to petition General C.C. Augur, military commander of the Department of Texas, to help them secure land. John Horse said he would relocate to Oklahoma or back to Florida. It was almost a throwback to the 1840s when John Horse told General Jesup he would move to Florida, Mexico, or even Africa, any place his people could find a safe home.

Augur had authorized the Remolino raid in which the scouts played such an important role. He wrote the Adjutant General advocating the Black Seminole case for land and their request that Mexicans who had intermarried with the community be allowed to enlist as scouts. The War Department took no action on either item. As a result, some members of the community returned to Mexico to maintain their land at Nacimiento.

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Sources: Mulroy 139-140, Porter Black 186.
Part 4, Freedom: Outline  l Images
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 Trail Narrative
 + Prologue
 + Background: 1693-1812
 + Early Years: 1812-1832
 + War: 1832-1838
 + Exile: 1838-1850
 - Freedom: 1850-1882
+ Cost of Freedom
+ Liberty Foretold
+ Liberty Found
Los Mascogos
Fort Clark
 + Legacy & Conclusion