Captivity was at least a reunion of sorts. Almost all of the leading militants were inside the fort -- Coacoochee, King Philip, Cloud. Osceola's "family" was admitted: two children, two wives, a sister, three Indian warriors, and 42 black followers.
Under the general's order, the captives and family members were all treated well. Jesup may have been ruthless in war, but he was humane in peace. He could afford to be -- he was exultant. He had avenged the mass escape from Tampa Bay. The close of the war was
again in sight.
ASPMA 7: 890, Francke 122, Mahon 217. ©
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