Fine early map of Florida, extending from Orange Lake and Pilatka in the North to Tampa Bay and Pease Creek Lake in the South.
This map shows the route taken by Major Francis Langhorne Dade from Fort Brooke on Tampa Bay on his way to Fort King. He led two companies north to control Indian rebellions and murders. Unfortunately, the troops were ambushed by the Indians just north of the Little Withlacoochee River and Dade was killed by the first shot. The disaster took the lives of all the soldiers except three. This massacre on December 28, 1835 marks the beginning of the Second Seminole War.
The legislature was in session with plans to create another county in South Florida from Monroe County. In honor of Major Dade, they decided to name it Dade County, which became official in 1836. This map of the site of the Dade Massacre is one of two which vary a little in their details. Lake George, the main origin of the St. John's River, is shown.
Shows the military road from Ft. Brooke to Ft. King, the positions of Col. Lindsay and General Eustis, Camp Izard Battle Ground, Old Negro Town, Dade's battle Ground, Paine's Landing, Fort Drane, Camp Smith, Camp Twiggs, Micanopy, McIntosh's, Measels, Old Store, Vlusia, Upper and Lower Ford, Okalumnky, Chicuchatty, Ft. Brooke, Euchee Billy's, and other place names, roads, etc.
An excellent battle map.