|Florida Scenery - North Of Istapoga|
The Historical Magazine dated September, 1866, printed the Diary of the Indian campaign in Florida of 1837-8, written by Capt. Electus Backus, U.S.A.:
"On January 20, 1838, Captain Backus met Major Larned near Istapoga. The major was on his way to Tampa Bay. He had just come from General Jesup's camp, 30 miles, southeast of Fort Bassinger."