Ft. Armstrong
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62
N 28° 39.469 W 082° 07.585
17R E 389923 N 3170594
Quick Description: A Second Seminole War fort in Sumter County near the location of Dade's Massacre.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 2/28/2014 6:56:19 PM
Waymark Code: WMK8KC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
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Long Description:
During the Second Seminole War (1835-42) a number of military forts were constructed in Florida. These forts served as supply bases and other logistic supports. Near this site was constructed Ft. Armstrong. This fort was constructed in November 1836 by a detachment of Tennessee volunteers under the command of Major Robert Armstrong.
Also, near this site General Keith Call, in command of some 2500 troops, including a Florida calvary unit, a U.S. artillery battalion, a group of Tennessee volunteers and several hundred Creek indians, who had enlisted in the U.S. Army, encamped on November 20, 1836. The following morning, this command moved out to meet a large group of Seminole indians at the Battle of Wahoo Swamp. This battle was one of the fiercest battles of the war. The U.S. forces were unsuccessful in destroying the Seminoles, and as a result, General Call was relieved of his command.
Marker Number: 0

Date: 1982

County: Sumter

Marker Type: Plaque

Sponsored or placed by: Sumter County Historical Society

Website: Not listed

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