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  • Josiah Parrish, Sr. (1771 - 1846)
    Josiah Parrish moved to Alachua County, Florida about 1823 or 1824. He served in the Florida Indian Wars (1835-1842). His first service was as Captain of his own mounted militia in 1836 for 4 months. F...
  • Maj. General George Gordon Meade (USA) (1815 - 1872)
    Maj. General George Gordon Meade (1815-1872) commanded the Army of the Potomac in the stunning defeat of Confederate General Robert E. Lee at the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863, a turning point in the ...
  • Capt. Joseph Libbey Folsom (1816 - 1855)
    Explorer, Businessman, City Founder. Surveyor of early San Franciso, first Collector of the Port of San Francisco under American rule from 1847 to 1849. Founder of Folsom, California, originally name...
  • Maj. General John Sedgwick (USA) (1813 - 1864)
    John Sedgwick (September 13, 1813 – May 9, 1864) was a teacher, a career military officer, and a Union Army general in the American Civil War. His death at the Battle of Spotsylvania Court Hou...
  • Brevet Brig. General Thomas Childs (1796 - 1853)
    Thomas Childs (16 March 1796 - 8 October 1853) was a U.S. soldier who served with distinction during the Mexican-American War. Childs was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, the son and grandson of ... (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.