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  • Lt. General Stephen D. Lee (CSA) (1833 - 1908)
    Stephen Dill Lee (September 22, 1833 – May 28, 1908) was an American soldier, planter, legislator, and author. He was the youngest Confederate lieutenant general during the American Civil War, a...
  • Gen. Israel B. Richardson (1815 - 1862)
    -------------------- Israel Bush Richardson (December 26, 1815 – November 3, 1862) was a United States Army officer during the Mexican-American War and American Civil War, where he was a m...
  • Maj. William Fletcher Monette (Seminole war) (1803 - 1872)
    Major and Quartermaster, 36th Infantry, Second Seminole War. Wealthy cotton planter (5000 acres) until Civil War.
  • 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 ... (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.