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Jackson’s Line of March in Florida
Fuller, Hubert Bruce, author
Cartographer unknown
1906 (relates to 1816-1818)

General Andrew Jackson became a national hero by winning the battle of New Orleans in the War of 1812. It also inflated his ego and determination for the U.S. to dominate Florida. Cooperation between the Spanish and the Indians allowed the Indians to be the defenders of Florida and aggressors against settlers who wanted their land, joined by runaway slaves from the U.S. they rebuilt an old fort on the Apalachicola River which became known as Negro Fort, south of the new Fort Scott built by U.S. troops acting on the orders of General Gaines. Jackson went to put down the Indian uprising, occupy Fort Scott and put an end to the resistance of settlement.

This map, drawn later and published in Fuller’s The Purchase of Florida in 1906, shows Andrew Jackson’s “line of march” in Florida from Pensacola to Ft. Gadsden and Ft. Negro, on to Ft. St. Marks then up to Fowltown and Ft. Scott. He declared the Seminole War to be over. Not everyone in the U.S. Government was happy with Jackson’s actions but his aggressiveness and hostility against Spain gained him friends as well as detractors. Also, Spain was becoming “fed up” with the situation in Florida.