25 December 2016

News Of Okeechobee Battle

A Scene In Florida, North Of Lake Okeechobee

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.:

"The news of Col. Zachary Taylor's battle of Okeechobee, fought on Christmas Day, 1837, reached Captain Backus at Fort Affer. "

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