Seminole War, 2nd, 1835-1842
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Journal in manuscript kept by US Army Private Bartholomew M. Lynch, commanded by Lieutenant John Graham during the Florida War. Early entries document his training and travel from New York to Florida on board the "Southern liner called America." Includes an eyewitness description of the captive Seminole leader Osceola, dated May 2, 1837.
Pages one and two are missing; page three begins with an entry for October 3, 1836.
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This item is a manuscript application by T. B. Wheelock, 1st Lieutenant, Dragoons, Black Creek, Clay County, East Florida dated June 4, 1836, to the Hon. Lewis Cap, Secretary of War, Washington, D.C., in which he states that he has heard that a new Regiment of Dragoons is being formed, and "I beg leave to request to be considered a candidate for a captaincy." This application pertains to the Seminole War in Florida. The reverse side is stamped "Steam-Boat" and is post-marked Charleston, S.C., indicating that it was taken on board a river boat and transported to Charleston to connect with regular mail.
Photocopy of Seminole war record issued at Quartermaster's store, Fort No. 6, East Florida. It is an invoice of Quarter Master stores turned over to Lieut. M. R. Patrick. It is signed by E. R. S. Canby, 2nd Lt. 2nd Infry, A.A.Q.M., Fort No. 6 East Florida, May 15, 1840.