Sunday, 14 March 2010

Dade 2010

Excellent film of this year's reenactment of the Seminole Wars battle. Worth watching to the end so you can see the magnificent Seminole reenactors - I want to be a Seminole at this event! I suppose I ought to go on the Dade Battlefield society page. The blurb for this video reads
"Have a good heart; our difficulties and dangers are over now, and as soon as we arrive at Fort King you'll have three days to rest and keep Christmas gaily." Major Francis L. Dade spoke these words of encouragement to 107 cold, tired soldiers in a pine forest on the morning of December 28, 1835. Within eight hours, only three soldiers would survive the battle that marked the beginning of the Second Seminole War.

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