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  • Col. Robert Emmet Temple, (USA), Mexican War veteran (1808 - 1854)
    Robert's birth and death information are available at The following information is available at the above-mentioned URL: "Graduated from West point in the Class of 1828, along with Jefferson Davis...
  • Samuel Augustine Miley, (CSA) (1840 - 1920)
    SAMUEL MILEY DIES AT HIS HOME IN BRANDON; OLD RESIDENT TAMPA Samuel A. Miley, aged eighty years, died at his home in Brandon at 8 o'clock Friday night. He came to Tampa from Alabama seventy-two years a...
  • Major Albert S. Miller (1803 - 1852)
    Albert Stuart Miller (1803-1852) - Born in 1803 in Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee. A career U.S. Army infantry officer who was a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point. He died...
  • Rep. Pleasant Moorman Miller (DemRep-TN) (1780 - 1849)
    Pleasant Moorman Miller, (unknown birth - 1849) was an American politician who represented Tennessee in the United States House of Representatives. Miller was born the son of a tavern owner in Lync...
  • Maj. William Lauderdale (c.1782 - c.1838)
    A planter-soldier for whom Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is named, William Lauderdale was born in Virginia between 1780 and 1785, the son of a prominent Sumner County family. Lauderdale first served as a...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seminole_Wars (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.