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  • Maj. General Joseph K. Barnes (USA), 12th Surgeon General of the U.S. Army (1817 - 1883)
    Joseph K. Barnes, M.D. (July 21, 1817 – April 5, 1883) was an American physician, a Major General in the Union Army, and the 12th Surgeon General of the United States Army (1864–82). ...
  • Abraham K. Allison, Governor (1810 - 1893)
    Abraham Kurkindolle Allison (December 10, 1810 – July 8, 1893) was a Florida businessman and politician. He served in the Florida Territorial Legislature and the Florida State House of Represe...
  • John Harris, Commandant of the USMC (1793 - 1864)
    John Harris (May 20, 1793–May 12, 1864) was the sixth Commandant of the Marine Corps. He served in the Marine Corps for over 50 years, attaining the rank of colonel. Harris was born in East ...
  • Peter McQueen (c.1780 - 1820)
    Peter McQueen (c. 1780 – 1820) was a Creek Indian chief, prophet, trader and warrior from Talisi (Tallassee, among the Upper Towns in present-day Alabama.) He was one of the young men known as...
  • Osceola (1804 - 1838)
    Osceola, also known as Billy Powell (1804 – January 30, 1838), became an influential leader and war chief of the Seminole in Florida. Of mixed parentage: Creek, Scots-Irish, and English, he wa... (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.