Fort Scott massacre

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30 Nov 1817

A group of supply boats led by Lt. R.W. Scott heading up the Apalachicola River bound for Fort Scott were attacked by Seminole warriors resulting in the deaths of 33 men, 6 women and 4 children on this date. The attack was in retaliation for the U.S. attack on a Seminole village in southern Georgia known as Fowltown a week earlier. Outraged, the U.S. government ordered General Andrew Jackson to begin attacking Seminole villages, some of which were in Spanish-held Florida, resulting in what was later known as the First Seminole War.


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