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A Guide to the Thomas Jessup Orders Book

Finding aid created by Stephen Jackson

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections
December 2007


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Jessup, Thomas Sidney, 1788-1860
Title: Thomas Jessup Orders Book
Dates: 1838
Abstract: Contains General Thomas Jessup's orders for the first five months of 1838 during the Second Seminole War.
Extent: 0.03 Linear feet. 1 volume.
Identification: PKY 88.007
Language(s): English

Biographical/Historical Note

Thomas Jessup was a general during the Second Seminole War. He is most famous for capturing Seminole leader Osceola under a flag of truce in 1837. After Osceola's capture Jessup continued the war effort, fighting the Battle of Loxahatchee in January of 1838. By May of that year Jessup asked and was granted relief of command by Zachary Taylor.


Scope and Content

This volume contains General Jessup's orders for the first five months of 1838 during the Second Seminole War.


Access or Use Restrictions

Access

The collection is open for research.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Thomas Jessup Orders Book, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.


Selected Subjects and Access Terms

Florida -- History.
Loxahatchee River (Fla.) -- History.
Seminole War, 2nd, 1835-1842 -- Campaigns.



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