The surviving troops, under the command of Captain George W. Gardiner returned fire and quickly built a low log breastwork. A reconstruction now marks the site. From this location the surviving troops defended their position until 2:00 P.M. when the last gun fell silent. When the Seminoles closed in, three wounded men were overlooked. Two of these men, Joseph Sprague and Ransome Clarke made it back to Fort Brooke to tell about the battle.
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