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Another book from the Seminole Wars Historic Foundation, and the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum of the Seminole Tribe of Florida.

This Miserable Pride of a Soldier, 1836-1839, The Lettes and Journals of Col. William S. Foster in the Second Seminole War.

Compiled and edited by John and Mary Lou Missall, 2005, University of Tampa Press.

This is the second, previously unpublished eyewitness journal of the 2nd Seminole War that the foundation has printed.

The cover is another painting by Jackson Walker of Col. Foster at the Battle of Lake Okeechobee.

Col. Foster participated at the Battle of Withlacoochee with General Gaines at Fort Izard, and the Battle of Lake Okeechobee. He scouted out the Homosassa River and Crystal River. Fort Foster and Fort Dade were built under his supervision.

Foster survived constant health problems, and was very dissatisfied with conditions in the service because he was passed over for promotion until the 2nd Seminole War. This journal gives a great insight to the conditions of the soldiers in the war, who would have rather been anywhere else but Florida.

For anyone doing research on the war, eyewitness accounts like this can tell us a lot.
Current Location:
the Hammock
Current Mood:
bouncy bouncy
Current Music:
DVD: Reno 911!, Season 3
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On July 19th, 2006 02:28 am (UTC), (Anonymous) commented:
did the
raimon noodles make you bouncy? Kist cking in on your lateest
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On July 19th, 2006 02:33 am (UTC), seminolewar replied:
Re: jest
Nah, they are the official ranger food down here. Can't beat the price. Still two weeks until pay day.
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