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Rebellion December 9, 1836     
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Reconnaisance map from the Second Seminole War
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A military reconnaisance map from the Second Seminole War, covering the area in Florida from Lake George to Lake Monroe. Drawn by Major Joseph Ashby between 1838 and 1841. Florida Photographic Collection
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From his intelligence sources, Jesup estimated between 480 and 800 "Indian and negro warriors -- the latter, perhaps, the more numerous." The general took immediate aim at the blacks, reasoning (as he would later say) that splitting them from the Indians would "weaken [the Indians] more than the loss of the same number of their own people." It was a basic policy of divide-and-rule, which the general would follow in various forms for the next eighteen months.

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Sources: ASPMA 7: 820-21, Rivers 203, Porter Black 9.
Part 2, War: Outline  l  Images
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 Trail Narrative
 + Prologue
 + Background: 1693-1812
 + Early Years: 1812-1832
 - War: 1832-1838
+ Prelude to War
+ Revenge
+ Deceit
spacer spacer General Jesup
Jesup's Tactics
Hostages
The Diplomat
Peace
Slaveholders
Betrayal
Escape
Rage
White Flags
+ Liberty or Death
 + Exile: 1838-1850
 + Freedom: 1850-1882
 + Legacy & Conclusion