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I also forgot to mention, that Taylor's report after the Battle of Okeechobee is one of the best from the Second Seminole War.

It seems to sum up everything for the Army in the war when Taylor begins something like this:
"By the light of the last candle in camp, writing on a cardboard box, which is the last piece of paper that can be found..."

This doesn't appear in Sprague, but the Seminole Tribe has the original (piece of cardboard and Taylor's handwritten report) in their vault in the Ah-tah-thi-ki Museum. Bill Steele found it on auction years ago.

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the hammock
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awake awake
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