Indian War

William McIntosh - Upper Creek Indians

INDIAN WAR. — We have a large collection of newspaper articles relating to the war against the Seminoles—the chief things worthy of record are as follows:

Gen. Gaines, descending the Flint river to Port Scott, had his boat stove, by which, (notwithstanding all the reports about it) we believe only one soldier was drowned—but it seems that the general himself and the little party that was with him, were a long time in the woods, and suffered exceedingly before they reached fort Scott, being also in momentary danger of falling into the hands of the savages.

The Upper Creeks, 1300 strong, under their chief McIntosh, as general, and 19 captains, have been organized into companies, and mustered into the service of the United States —
they are now, probably, in the Seminole country, acting under the command of gen. Jackson.

The Tennessee militia have also reached Fort Scott before this time; and, if other circumstances will permit, we may soon expect to hear that our army has passed the
Florida line. It seems understood that we shall take possession of this country to preserve its neutral relations. Various detachments of United States troops are moving
towards it.

The Seminoles are as subtle as they are savage — and it is feared they will fight only in detachments. Several skirmishes have taken place, by which a few have been killed on both sides. They have murdered a number of the frontier settlers, in the most barbarous manlier. We fear that these wretched creatures have fixed the seal to their extermination.

We have a report that a large party of Indians attempted to surprise gen. Jackson at a point called Hammock, near the Flint river—but were repulsed with the loss of 500 killed and left on the field, among whom were several whites and negroes. The wounded, were carried off Our loss in killed and wounded is said to have amounted to 100. This report has not been confirmed, nor has it reached us by the direct route.

Article Types: 
Native American Tribes: