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  • Philemon Leigh Bryan (1779 - 1858)
    Philemon (1779-January 1858) [1], who married Nancy Ann Hawthorne, daughter of John Hawthorne, a Revolutionary Soldier, moved to Wayne County, Georgia. He served in the War of 1812 as a private soldier...
  • Captain John Foote Lane (1809 - 1836)
    John F. Lane was appointed a Cadet at the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1824, from which he graduated 10th in the Class of 1828 and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the 4th A...
  • Persifor F. Smith, Military Gov. of Calif. (c.1798 - 1858)
    Persifor Frazer Smith (November 16, 1798 – May 17, 1858) was a U.S. Army officer during the Seminole Wars and Mexican-American War, as well as one of the last governors of California before it became...
  • Louis Trezevant Wigfall, U.S. Senator (1816 - 1874)
    Louis Trezevant Wigfall (April 21, 1816 – February 18, 1874) was an American politician from Texas who served as a member of the Texas Legislature, United States Senate, and Confederate Senate. Wigfa...
  • Brig. General William G. Belknap (1794 - 1851)
    William Goldsmith Belknap (September 7, 1794 - November 10, 1851), a career soldier in the United States Army, was brevetted three times for service in three wars, served as brigadier general, and se... (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.