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Rebellion November 1837     
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Monument on spot of Osceola's capture
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Monument on the alleged spot of Osceola's capture, Moultrie Creek, Florida: "OSCEOLA captured on this spot while under the protection of a flag of truce, Oct. 26th, 1837." Florida Photographic Collection.
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White Flags

The citizens of Florida were jubilant at the capture of Osceola, but around the country Jesup's methods caused an uproar. The popular Niles National Register summed up the general feeling in its November 4, 1837 issue:

"We disclaim all participation in the 'glory' of this achievement of American generalship, which, if practised toward a civilized foe, would be characterized as a violation of all that is noble and generous in war."

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Sources: Niles National Register November 4, 1837 in Motte 286.
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
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Jesup's Tactics
Hostages
The Diplomat
Peace
Slaveholders
Betrayal
Escape
Rage
White Flags
+ Liberty or Death
 + Exile: 1838-1850
 + Freedom: 1850-1882
 + Legacy & Conclusion

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National and Congressional outrage at the capture

Did Osceola surrender or was he captured?

Jesup's defense