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  • Gen. Ambrose Hill, CSA (1825 - 1865)
    Civil War Confederate Lieutenant General. Born in Culpeper, Virginia, he attended the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, where his roommate was George McClellan, future commander...
  • Ned Buntline (1821 - 1886)
    Edward Zane Carroll Judson, Sr. (March 20, 1821/1823 – July 16, 1886), known as E. Z. C. Judson and by his pseudonym Ned Buntline, was an American publisher, journalist, writer, and publicist....
  • Colonel Francis Littlebury Dancy (1806 - 1890)
    Francis L. Dancy of the United States Army, a native of North Carolina, built the sea wall at St. Augustine, Florida. He lived in St. Augustine until the close of the Seminole War when he resigned hi...
  • Robert R. Reid, 4th Governor of Florida Territory (1789 - 1841)
    Robert Raymond Reid (September 8, 1789 – July 1, 1841) was the fourth territorial governor of Florida. He was also a Representative from Georgia. He also held several judicial positions. R...
  • Abraham Van Buren (1807 - 1873) (for complete description)

The Seminole Wars, also known as the Florida Wars, were three conflicts in Florida between various groups of native Americans, collectively known as Seminoles, their allies, and the United States Army. The First Seminole War was from 1817 to 1818, the Second Seminole War from 1835 to 1842, and the Third Seminole War from 1855 to 1858. The first conflict with the Seminoles arose out of tension relating to Andrew Jackson's attack on Negro Fort in 1816. Jackson also attacked the Spanish at Pensacola which ultimately resulted in a cession of the colony to United States rule.