'Me whip' future president

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'Me whip' future president

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Title:
'Me whip' future president Billy Bowlegs
Series Title:
Hampton Dunn collection
Creator:
Dunn, Hampton
Publication Date:
Language:
English
Physical Description:
1 online resource (2 p.) : ill. ;

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Battles -- Florida -- Okeechobee ( lcsh )
Seminole War, 2nd, 1835-1842 ( lcsh )
War memorials -- Florida -- Okeechobee ( lcsh )
Description and travel -- Okeechobee (Fla.) ( lcsh )
Genre:
non-fiction ( marcgt )

Notes

Abstract:
Typescript of Photouring Florida column that describes Zachary Taylor and Billy Bowlegs' roles int he Battle of Okeechobee during the Second Seminole War.
General Note:
Title from caption on PDF of p.1 (viewed July 21, 2010).
General Note:
At head of title: Photouring Florida.
Original Version:
Hampton Dunn collection Box 338 Folder 10
Statement of Responsibility:
by Hampton Dunn.

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Source Institution:
University of South Florida Library
Holding Location:
University of South Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
002221411 ( ALEPH )
649387447 ( OCLC )
D33-0109 ( USFLDC DOI )
d33.109 ( USFLDC Handle )

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-g20'ME WHIP' FUTURE PRESIDENT --BILLY BOWLEGS By HAMPTON DUNN OKEECHOBEE --A future President of the United States emerged a hero from the bloodiest, most fiercely fought battle of the Indian War here on Christmas Day in 1837. Zachary Taylor earned a battleground promotion to brigadier general for his role in the important holiday affair and later went on to become civil leader of the nation (1849-50). But it was a costly victory for the United States, fighting a savage, enraged band of redskins in the wilds the Indians knew best. The site of the Battle of Okeechobee is marked today by a large monument beside U. S. 441 near the town of Okeechobee. The contest that Christmas Day was the beginning of the end for the Seminoles. Taylor led an army 1032 men plus their officers into the wilderness. Involved were the First, Fourth and Sixth Regiments of Infantry of the regular Army and the First Regiment of Missouri Volunteers. Also included were about 70 Delaware Indians. In the swamp and wooded area, the soldiers were swarmed by a small but aggressive guerella band, 380 Indians under the leadership of the colorful chiefs, Billy Bowlegs, Alligator, Coacoochee (Wild Cat) who has starved himself to escape from the fort at St. Augustine after his earlier capture, Aripeka or Sam Jones and a sub-chief called The Prophet. Twenty-eight soldiers were killed, 112 wounded. Only 11 Indians were killed. Several of Taylor's top officers were victims. Taylor picked up the nickname of "Rough and Ready" from this incident. Many years later Billy Bowlegs visited the Capitol in Washington, spotted the portrait of President Taylor, and exclaimed: "Me Whip!"

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