Dragoon 1836-1861

William Holmes

HOLMES, William; enlisted: January 15, 1836, New York, New York, by Cpt. Wharton; born: Boston, Massachusetts; age: 22 yrs; occupation: butcher; hazel eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’9”; Company D, 2d Dragoons; died: July 21, 1836; mortally wounded in battle July 19, 1836, Welika Pond, Florida; rank: [none listed, a private].

John A. Hodges

HODGES, John A.; enlisted: January 9, 1836, Baltimore, Maryland, by Cpt. Hawkins; born: Anne Arundel, Maryland; age: 23 yrs; occupation: currier; light blue eyes, light brown hair, light complexion, 5’6”; Company D, 2d Dragoons; died June 10, 1836; mortally wounded in action June 9, 1836 at Micanopy and died June 10, 1836 at Fort Drane; …

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John Hyde

HYDE, John; enlisted: January 1, 1836, Boston, Massachusetts, by Lieut. Wheelock; born: New York, New York; age: 29 yrs; occupation: blacksmith; grey eyes, light hair, dark complexion, 5’6¼”; Company D, 2d Dragoons; died: May 20, 1836; shot by the enemy on the road from Micanopy to Fort Drane, Florida; rank: [not listed, a private]. Might …

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Dade Memorial at St Augustine

The Burial

Photo Credit – By Ebyabe (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons Reading From Everglade to Canyon with the Second United States Cavalry, I slowed to read this poem again. It is about the lost troopers of the First Second Seminole War, 1835-1842, but it is timeless and could have been written in …

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