Site of bloody Dade massacre now a park

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Site of bloody Dade massacre now a park

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Title:
Site of bloody Dade massacre now a park
Series Title:
Hampton Dunn collection
Creator:
Dunn, Hampton
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Language:
English
Physical Description:
1 online resource (2 p.) : ill. ;

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Subjects / Keywords:
Massacres -- Florida -- Bushnell ( lcsh )
Seminole War, 2nd, 1835-1842 -- History ( lcsh )
Description and travel -- Bushnell (Fla.) ( lcsh )
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non-fiction ( marcgt )

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Abstract:
Typescript of Photouring Florida column that describes the Dade Battlefield Historic Memorial state park in Bushnell and the battle, led by Major Francis L. Dade, that occurred there during the Second Seminole War.
General Note:
Title from caption on PDF of p.1 (viewed July 8, 2010).
General Note:
At head of title: Photouring Florida.
Original Version:
Hampton Dunn collection Box 342 Folder 3
Statement of Responsibility:
by Hampton Dunn.

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Source Institution:
University of South Florida Library
Holding Location:
University of South Florida
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Resource Identifier:
002220740 ( ALEPH )
646296994 ( OCLC )
D33-0037 ( USFLDC DOI )
d33.37 ( USFLDC Handle )

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d08 SITE OF BLOODY DADE MASSACRE NOW A PARK By HAMPTON DUNN BUSHNELL --A block or so off busy U.S. 301 in Bushnell is a quiet and peaceful State Park, designated Dade Battlefield Historic Memorial. It was under the shady oaks which today provide an umbrel la for picnickers that one of the bloodiest battles ever fought in Florida took place a couple days after Christmas in 1836. This is where a detachment of U.S. soldiers, being transferred from Fort Brooke (Tampa) to Fort King (Ocala) was slaughtered by fu rious Seminole Indians on rampage, in a surprise attack. The mass acre of gallant Maj. Francis L. Dade and his command triggered the Second Seminole War, or Florida War as it is sometimes called. The white men were first assaulted at 8 A.M.; half of the c ommand fell dead or wounded at the first fire. The Indians were frightened away by fire from a cannon. Then a lull ensued. During this quiet, some of the soldiers felled pine trees with which they constructed a triangular breastwork. Their crude fortifica tion was only knee high (see replica in photo) when the Indians at tacked again and finished wiping out all but two of the group of 100. Major Dade's memory was honored by the naming of newly created Dade County a few weeks later, and again with the nami ng of the town of Dade City, a few miles south of the park on U.S. 301.

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