Second Seminole War

The Army Is My Calling: The Life and Writings of Major John Rogers Vinton 1801-1847

The military career of John Rogers Vinton spanned three decades of American conflict and expansion, from the War of 1812 to the War with Mexico.  Entering West Point at the age of twelve, he went on to serve in sensitive positions in the War Department, survived six years of service in Florida during the Second Seminole War, and gave his life in the siege of Veracruz.

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