First Seminole War 1817-1818

[ 1817 - 1818 ]

Seminole Wars  (1817-18, 1835-42, 1855-58), three conflicts between the United States and the Seminole Indians of Florida in the period before the American Civil War, that ultimately resulted in the opening of the Seminole's desirable land for white exploitation and settlement.

The First Seminole War (1817-18) began over attempts by U.S. authorities to recapture runaway black slaves living among Seminole bands. Under General Andrew Jackson, U.S. military forces invaded the area, scattering the villagers, burning their towns, and seizing Spanish-held Pensacola and St. Marks. As a result, in 1819 Spain was induced to cede its Florida territory under the terms of the Transcontinental Treaty.

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Total Casualties 8000 Killed and Wounded
Casualties Killed 8000 / Wounded
Military Casualties Killed 8000 /Wounded
Civilian Casualties Killed / Wounded
Note
Belligerents Initiation Date Termination Date
Seminole and United States of America 1818 1818 View
Weapon Name Weapon Class Weapon Class Type
Model 1817 common rifle Manportable Rifles

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