12 February 2016

Return To Fort Basinger

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 February 12 he reports that Captain Taylor (not Col. Zachary Taylor) returned to Fort Basinger ) from Tampa Bay with guides, who said that the Seminoles will come in soon.

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