COURT OF INQUIRY- OPERATIONS IN FLORIDA, &C. LETTER FROM THE SECRETARY OF WAR, TRANSMITTING COPIES OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF A COURT OF INQUIRY, CONVENED AT FREDERICK-TOWN, IN RELATION TO THE OPERATIONS AGAINST THE SEMINOLE AND CREEK INDIANS, &C.
25th Cong., 2d Sess. HD 78. 832, -206 pp, as issued, plus three folding maps. Disbound, text lightly toned, else Very Good. A massive report of the Government's effort to comprehend "the causes of the failure of the campaigns in Florida against the Seminole Indians, under the command of Major General Gaines and of Major General Scott, in 1836; and the causes of the delay in opening and prosecuting the campaign in Georgia and Alabama against the hostile Creek Indians, in the year 1836; and into every subject connected with the military operations in the campaigns aforesaid." The task took the form of a Court of Inquiry into the conduct of Generals Gaines and Scott, and garnered an enormous amount of information on a variety of related subjects, including, for example, "Indian Negroes." The Report includes a huge amount of documents, a Registry of Negro prisoners captured by General Jesup, and narrations of the various military actions undertaken. The maps are: Copy of a Map of the Seat of War in Florida Forwarded to the War Department by Major Genl. Scott; A Map of the Seat of War in Florida 1836; and Camp Izard, February 29, 1836.
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