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Taken prisoner, she was held by the Red Sticks until freed by the troops of Andrew Jackson's army the following spring. She subsequently lived out the rest of her life in Fort Gaines, Georgia. According to one source, Lieutenant Scott was found wounded but alive after the battle.
Taken prisoner by the Red Sticks, he was tortured and killed on Homathlemico's orders. Only one man survived the attack uninjured. Along with the 5 wounded male survivors, he escaped by jumping overboard. They swam to the Jackson County shore of the river opposite the attack site.
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There they were rescued by U. The attack on Scott's party prompted officials in Washington to order Jackson to frontier to "chastise" the Seminoles and Creeks. Under the orders of President James Monroe, he invaded Spanish Florida during the spring of , and destroyed the principal Seminole town of Miccosukee before capturing the fort of San Marcos de Apalachee and the Spanish city of Pensacola. Just three years later, Spain surrendered Florida to the United States.
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The battlefield stretches from about the dock area south along the riverbank for several hundred yards south. Most of the original site has been washed away but the general scene can be viewed from the dock.
Gadsden County, Florida
An interpretive marker will be placed in Learn more from the book:. It is now housed in the collections of the New York Public Library. A native of Virginia, Richard W. Scott had entered the military service during the War of when he was commissioned as an Ensign in the 35th U.
Infantry Regiment. Scott received his appointment on March 31, , and was promoted to third lieutenant by the end of the year. He was promoted to second lieutenant the following October. When the size of the army was dramatically reduced following the end of the war, Lieutenant Scott was reassigned to the 7th U.