The Scott Massacre

The Scott Massacre (HM24V2)

Location: Chattahoochee, FL 32324 Gadsden County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 42.049', W 84° 51.399'

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The first U.S. defeat of the Seminole Wars took place here on November 30, 1817. Several hundred Seminole, Creek and maroon (Black Seminole) warriors came to this site following raids by U.S. troops on the Creek Indian village of Fowltown near today's Bainbridge, Georgia. A U.S. Army boat commanded by Lt. Richard W. Scott of the 7th U.S. Infantry Regiment approached on November 30, 1816, carrying 40 men, 7 women and 4 children. Twenty of the men were sick with fever and carried no arms. Warriors opened fire on Scott's boat from along the bank and most of his armed men were killed or wounded in this volley. The attack ended with the deaths of 34 U.S. soldiers, 6 children and 4 children. Native American and maroon casualties are unknown. Six men escaped by swimming to the opposite shore. One woman, Elizabeth Stewart (or Stuart), was captured. She was freed the following year. This attack led President James Monroe to order Maj. Gen. Andrew Jackson's invasion of Spanish Florida and was the key factor in forcing the 1821 transfer of Florida to United States.
HM NumberHM24V2
Year Placed2017
Placed ByChattahoochee Main Street & The City of Chattahoochee and Old Kitchen Media
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, January 22nd, 2018 at 7:04am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 705276 N 3398406
Decimal Degrees30.70081667, -84.85665000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 42.049', W 84° 51.399'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 42' 2.94" N, 84° 51' 23.94" W
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Area Code(s)850, 229
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near S River Landing Rd, Chattahoochee FL 32324, US
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