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Pompey Factor
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Pompey Factor, one of the three Seminole Negro Indian Scouts who received the Medal of Honor for saving Lieutenant Bullis' life, as photographed circa 1910 by Mary Louise Thompson, Brackettville, Texas. Kenneth Porter Photograph Collection, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
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The ambush did not have the desired effect, since a majority of the scouts remained in Brackettville. In the wake of the violence, however, several of the most influential older Black Seminoles decided to leave.

The most prominent among them was the 64-year-old John Horse, who returned to Nacimiento to recuperate from his wounds. Shortly after his departure, Medal of Honor winner Pompey Factor joined him in Coahuila, along with a small group of other maroons. Effectively returning to the Spanish culture of their youth, they would hereafter pursue their homeland in Mexico, not the U.S.

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Sources: Mulroy 153, Porter Black 197.
Part 4, Freedom: Outline  l Images
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 Trail Narrative
 + Prologue
 + Background: 1693-1812
 + Early Years: 1812-1832
 + War: 1832-1838
 + Exile: 1838-1850
 - Freedom: 1850-1882
+ Cost of Freedom
+ Liberty Foretold
+ Liberty Found
Los Mascogos
Scouts
Fort Clark
Homeland
 + Legacy & Conclusion