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  • William Wiseham Paine (1817 - 1882)
    William Wiseham Paine (October 10, 1817 – August 5, 1882) was a U.S. Representative from Georgia. Born in Richmond, Virginia, Paine moved with his parents to Milledgeville, Georgia, in 1...
  • General Braxton Bragg (CSA) (1817 - 1876)
    Braxton Bragg (March 22, 1817 – September 27, 1876) was a career United States Army officer, and then a general in the Confederate States Army—a principal commander in the Western Theat...
  • Brevet Brig. General Duncan L. Clinch, US Congress (1787 - 1849)
    Duncan Lamont Clinch (April 6, 1787 – October 28, 1849) was an American army officer and served as a commander during the First and Second Seminole Wars. He also served in the United States Ho...
  • Montgomery Blair, U.S. Postmaster General (1813 - 1883)
    Montgomery Blair (May 10, 1813 – July 27, 1883), the son of Francis Preston Blair, elder brother of Francis Preston Blair, Jr. and cousin of B. Gratz Brown, was a politician and lawyer from Ma...
  • General Earl Van Dorn (CSA) (1820 - 1863)
    Born 20 September 1820 at Port Gibson, MS. Educated in Baltimore. Appointed to West Point class of 1842 by President Andrew Jackson ("Uncle Andrew"); Earl finished 52nd in a class of 56 men he was to f... (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.