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  • Pvt. James Alexander Fleming, (CSA) (1818 - 1894)
    James Alexander Fleming was the father of Hosea L. Fleming, the grandfather of Ford Fleming and the great grandfather of JT Fleming. He was born on July 7, 1818 in Twiggs, Georgia. He served in the Ind...
  • Lt. James Watson Benton (1864 - 1896)
    USMA Class of 1885. Cullum No. 3093. Twenty-Eight Annual Reunion Of The Association of the Graduates Of The United States Military Academy, At West Point, New York, June 10th, 1897, Seeman & Peters...
  • Colonel John Wesley Durant (1807 - 1889)
    Served in the South Carolina Legislature from Horry County from 1836-1838. Colonel in the South Carolina militia. Served in the Indian Wars Moved to Leon County, Texas in 1841 and served as a Texas...
  • John Adair, Governor, U.S. Senator (1757 - 1840)
    John Adair (January 9, 1757 – May 19, 1840) was an American pioneer, soldier and statesman. He was the eighth Governor of Kentucky and represented the state in both the U.S. House and Senate. ...
  • Capt. Henry Madison Smith (1817 - 1882)
    Henry Madison Smith, soldier, was born in Spartanburg County, South Carolina, on November 17, 1817. He was the first child of Hannah (Parker) and Gen. James Smith. His father returned with his family i...

Indian Wars is the name used in the United States to describe a series of conflicts between White settlers or the federal government and the native peoples of North America. (This is a Master Project. We need help with expanding and fleshing out this project!)

The wars were the result of the arrival of European colonizers who continuously expanded their territory pushing the indigenous populations westwards. The wars were spurred by ideologies such as Manifest Destiny, that held that Anglo-Saxon Europeans were destined to expand from coast to coast on the American continent, and which resulted in the policy of Indian removal by which Indigenous peoples were removed from the areas where Europeans were settling forcefully or by means of voluntary exchange of territory through treaties.


This is the "master" or "umbrella" project for a series of conflicts, from 1637's Pequot War through the Wounded Knee massacre and "closing" of the American frontier in 1890.

Please create specific subprojects for profiles and be sure to include dates.