07 February 2016

Captain Backus In The Everglades

The Historical Magazine printed the Diary of the Indian campaign in Florida of 1837-8, written by Capt. Electus Backus, U.S.A.  The Tampa Sunday Tribune also had Backus information published December 2, 1956:

The diary continues with its detailed daily entries.  We find Captain Backus in the Everglades on February 7th, where he captured 70 Indian ponies.

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