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  • 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...
  • Brig. General Jesse J. Finley (CSA) (1812 - 1904)
    Finley, Jesse Johnson, senator, born in Wilson County, Tennessee, 18 November 1812. He was educated at Lebanon, Tennessee, and in 1836/7 was captain of a company of mounted volunteers from Tennessee th...
  • Joel R. Poinsett, US Congress, Minister to Mexico (1779 - 1851)
    Joel Roberts Poinsett (March 2, 1779 – December 12, 1851) was an American politician and diplomat. He was the first U.S. agent in South America, a member of the South Carolina legislature and ...
  • Colonel Selah R. H. "Tommy" Tompkins, 7th U.S. Cavalry (1864 - 1939)
    Colonel Selah R. H. "Tommy" TOMPKINS,served in the U.S. Army 43 Years and rode against the Sioux in the Battle of Wounded Knee and was with John "Black Jack" Pershing in Mexico. He retired as Commander... (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.