Major Francis L. Dade was commanding artillery and infantry relief units on the 100-mile march from Ft. Brooke in Tampa to Ft. King (now Ocala) when he and his men were attacked by 180 Seminoles. At that period in history, the Seminoles were resisting the government's plan to remove them all to reservations in Oklahoma.
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