Saturday, January 16, 2016

January 15 1838 the Battle of Jupiter Inlet Seminole Indians - Seminole Negro and the United States Navy

On January 15th in 1838 the Battle of Jupiter Inlet took place in Florida. A United States Navy led boat expedition to the Everglades encountered a Seminole village and mounted an attack. The Seminole warriors, although outnumbered and out-gunned, defeated the Navy. It began when the expedition of 200 soldiers, sailors and marines under Lieutenant Levin M. Powell discovered a trail along the side of Jupiter Inlet. Fifty-five sailors and twenty-five marines and soldiers were landed to attack the Seminoles who were encamped nearby under the command of medicine man Ar-pi-uck-i. Five Americans were killed in action and another twenty-two others were wounded, Seminole casualties are unknown. The Navy troops left in defeat.

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