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Adams-Onís Treaty

Adams-Onís Treaty  

An agreement made between the United States and Spain in 1819, in which Spain ceded Florida to the United States and relinquished its claims to Oregon, and the United States ...
Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson  

(1767–1845)US general and Democratic statesman, 7th President of the USA (1829–37). After waging several campaigns against American Indians, he defeated a British army at New Orleans (1815) and ...
Battle of Lake Okeechobee

Battle of Lake Okeechobee  

A battle fought on Christmas Day, 1837, during the second Seminole War (1835–42), near Lake Okeechobee in Florida, north of which a reservation for Seminoles had been established. Brig. Gen. ...
Battle of the Withlacoochee

Battle of the Withlacoochee  

A battle in the second Seminole War fought on December 30, 1835, along the Withlacoochee River in Citrus County, Florida. Though strongly outnumbered, the Seminoles held their position and prevented ...
Battlefields, Encampments, and Forts as Public Sites

Battlefields, Encampments, and Forts as Public Sites  

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Usually in the forefront of expansion are the sites of military posts and encampments that protected advancing explorers or soldiers. At or near many posts are the locations of battles ...
Braxton Bragg

Braxton Bragg  

(1817–1876), Confederate general.Bragg was born in North Carolina and graduated from West Point in 1837. He fought in the Seminole Wars and the Mexican War and was a Louisiana ...
Don Carlos Buell

Don Carlos Buell  

ˈbyōōǝl(1818–98) soldier and businessman, born near Marietta, Ohio. Buell fought in the Seminole War (1855–57) and the Mexican War (1846–48), and commanded the Army of the Ohio (1861–62). He ...
Edward Richard Sprigg Canby

Edward Richard Sprigg Canby  

(1817–73) Union army officer, born in Piatt's Landing, Kentucky. He fought in the Seminole War (1840–42), the Mexican War (1846–48), and the Mormon rebellion (1847–48). In the Civil War, Canby ...
Ethan Allen Hitchcock

Ethan Allen Hitchcock  

(1798–1870) Union army officer, born in Mobile, Alabama. Hitchcock directed the exchange and return of captives during the Civil War. Hitchcock had earlier seen service in the Second Seminole War ...
Florida

Florida  

The Hispanic presence in Florida is well over four hundred years old. Spaniards explored the area in the sixteenth century and established a permanent military outpost in Saint Augustine more ...
Gabriel James Rains

Gabriel James Rains  

(1803–81) Confederate army officer and ordnance manufacturer, born in North Carolina. Rains was commissioned in the infantry after graduating from the U.S. Military Academy and served ably in the ...
George Washington Getty

George Washington Getty  

(1819–1901) Union army officer, born in Georgetown, D.C. Getty commanded a brigade in the siege of Yorktown; played a part in the success at South Mountain and Antietam (both 1862) ...
Henry Hopkins Sibley

Henry Hopkins Sibley  

(1816–86) Confederate army officer, born in Louisiana. Sibley fought in the second Seminole War and the Mexican War (1846–48), where he was cited for bravery, and in an unsuccessful war ...
Indian Removal Act

Indian Removal Act  

A law passed on May 28, 1830, to relocate eastern Indian tribes to land west of the Mississippi. Promoted by President Andrew Jackson in order to acquire land within state ...
John Clifford Pemberton

John Clifford Pemberton  

(1814–81) Confederate army officer, born in Philadelphia. In the early years of his military career, he participated in the second Seminole War (1835–42) and in the Mexican War (1846–48). When ...
John Tyler

John Tyler  

(1790–1862)US Whig statesman, 10th President of the USA (1841–45). Successor to William Henry Harrison as President, he was noted for securing the annexation of Texas (1845). Throughout his political ...
Joseph E. Johnston

Joseph E. Johnston  

(1807–1891), Confederate army general.Born near Farmville, Virginia, Johnston attended Abingdon Academy and graduated from West Point in 1829. He fought in the Seminole and Mexican Wars, was often ...
Joseph Jefferson Burr Wright

Joseph Jefferson Burr Wright  

(1801–1878) U.S. army medical officer. Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. In 1833 he joined the army as as assistant surgeon, and served ...
Maroons

Maroons  

A member of a group of black people living in the mountains and forests of Suriname and the West Indies, descended from runaway slaves. The name comes (in the mid 17th century) from French marron ...
Medical Practice in the Military

Medical Practice in the Military  

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Military medicine in the United States has both led and followed overall American medical practice. Military medicine has been responsible for some of the most dramatic worldwide advances in health ...

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