The spot where General Dade was massacred in the Seminole War.

The spot where General Dade was massacred in the Seminole War.


Image Number

  • PC3240

Year

  • Not after 1911

Publication Info

  • Portland, Me. : Hugh C. Leighton Co., [Not after 1911].

Series Title

General Note

  • Postmarked 1911.
  • Dade Battlefield Historic State Park was the site of the opening battle of the Second Seminole War on 28 December 1835. Angry over the American government's Indian removal policy, a group of 180 Seminole males attacked Major Francis Dade and his 103 soldiers marching from Fort Brook (Tampa) to Fort King (Ocala). Only three of the Americans survived. The event was for years known as Dade's Massacre. Starting in 1905, with Congressman Stephen Sparkman, attempts were made to preserve the site. Finally on 29 September 1921, at the urging of US Senator Duncan Fletcher, the state legislature purchased the site as a historic memorial. The 80-acre property was later transferred to the Florida Park Service as a state park. In 1972, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as Dade Battlefield Historic Memorial. It was also designated as a National Historic Landmark.

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Physical Description

  • 1 postcard - hand-colored - 9 x 14 cm.

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Chicago Manual of Style

The spot where General Dade was massacred in the Seminole War. Not after 1911. Hand-colored postcard, 9 x 14 cm. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/161109>, accessed 25 June 2017.

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The spot where General Dade was massacred in the Seminole War. Not after 1911. Hand-colored postcard. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 25 Jun. 2017.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/161109>.

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(State Archives of Florida)