Seminole War collection

Seminole War collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Title: Seminole War collection
Dates: 1837-1841
Quantity: 0.08 Linear feet (7 folders; MS 1378 to MS 1386 in 1 box)
Abstract:The collection consists of records pertaining to the U.S. Army during the 2nd Seminole War from 1837-1841. Many of the documents relate to William M. Graham and pertain to matters of military administration including receipts, invoices, and lists of clothing and supplies; a list of men employed on extra duty at Camp Hillsboro (Fla.) (June 1837); a list of men present and absent when Major Graham took command of the Company (March 1838); and orders pertaining mainly to matters at Fort Harvie (Fla.) and Fort Simmons (Fla.). Some of the documents relate specifically to the 4th Infantry Regiment of the United States Army.
Coll. Number: ms1386

Biographical/Historical Note

"The Second Seminole War, also known as the Florida War, was a conflict from 1835 to 1842 in Florida between various groups of Native Americans collectively known as Seminoles and the United States, part of a series of conflicts called the Seminole Wars. The Second Seminole War, often referred to as the Seminole War, was the most expensive Indian War fought by the United States."


Second Seminole War. Wikipedia.

William M. Graham (Feb. 11, 1798 - Sep. 8, 1847) was a U.S. soldier and graduate of the West Point Military Academy. He served in the Seminole War (Florida War) where he was severely wounded twice, and the Mexican-American War where he was killed at the Battle of Molino del Rey.



Arranged in chronological order.

Index Terms

Camp Hillsboro (Fla.)
Fort Brooks (Fla.)
Fort Simmons (Fla.)
Graham, William M.
Indians of North America--Florida--Wars, 1815-1875.
Military administration--Florida.
Military records.
Orders (military records).
Seminole Indians--Florida.
Seminole War, 2nd, 1835-1842.
United States. Army. Infantry Regiment, 4th.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Seminole War collection. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing