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Chattahoochee kicks off 200th anniversary of Scott Massacre of 1817

Chattahoochee and community leaders gather to announce plans for a 200th anniversary commemoration of the Scott Massacre of 1817.
Chattahoochee and community leaders gather to announce plans for a 200th anniversary commemoration of the Scott Massacre of 1817.

Chattahoochee Main Street and the City of Chattahoochee have officially kicked off the 200th anniversary commemoration of the Scott Massacre of 1817.

This battle was the first U.S. defeat of the Seminole Wars and took place at what is now River Landing Park in Chattahoochee. A large force of Red Stick Creek, Seminole, Miccosukee and maroon (Black Seminole) warriors captured a U.S. Army supply boat commanded by Lt. Richard W. Scott of the 7th Infantry Regiment.

The attack ended with the deaths of 34 U.S. soldiers, 6 women and 4 children. A seventh woman, Mrs. Elizabeth Stewart, was taken prisoner and later freed by Brig. Gen. William McIntosh’s U.S. Creek Brigade at the Battle of Econfina.

The kickoff press conference formally announced plans for a commemorative event that will be held at River Landing Park in Chattahoochee on December 1 & 2, 2017:

Plans for the event include living history encampments and demonstrations, memorial services, exhibits, vendors, a marker unveiling, music and entertainment, a chance to meet Florida authors, a military parade and more. The event has been named an official event for the 7th Infantry Living History Association, which portrays the regiment of Lt. Scott and many of his men.

Additional reenactors, vendors, exhibitors and entertainers are needed. If you are interested in the era of the First Seminole War (1817-1818) and would like to participate, please email Chattahoochee Main Street at info@chattahoocheemainstreet.org or call (850) 663-2323/(623) 249-0076.

Here are some additional photos from this week’s press conference:

Dale Cox, author of "The Scott Massacre of 1817," speaks at the press conference.
Dale Cox, author of “The Scott Massacre of 1817,” speaks at the press conference.
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Discussion about the history of River Landing Park and the Scott Massacre of 1817 continued long after the end of the press conference.
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“Lizzie got a gun!” Elizabeth Stewart (portrayed by Two Egg TV’s Rachael Conrad) shows off her weaponry skills.
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Elizabeth Stewart (L), the sole female survivor of the battle, talks with Creek reenactors.
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Living history was on display at the announcement press conference.

To learn more about River Landing Park, site of the Scott Massacre of 1817, please enjoy this video from Chattahoochee Main Street, Visit Florida and Two Egg TV:

          

 

 

Wedding Oak at Prospect Bluff in Apalachicola National Forest of Florida

The historic Wedding Oak at Fort Gadsden in the Apalachicola National Forest is not Florida’s oldest tree, but this beautiful old live oak has a remarkable history:

Fort Gadsden is now part of Prospect Bluff Historic Sites in the Apalachicola National Forest. The park is located near Sumatra, Florida.

Please click here for directions and to make sure the site is open before visiting.

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Fort Scott, Fort Hughes & Camp Recovery documentary

Two Egg TV’s new full-length documentary “Fort Scott, Fort Hughes & Camp Recovery” is now available! Step back in time to the early days of the Seminole Wars with this fascinating 22 minute program:

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If you enjoyed your documentary, be sure to check out Dale Cox’s companion volume, Fort Scott, Fort Hughes & Camp Recovery.

2nd Seminole/Creek War on the Apalachicola River, FL

U.S. regular and militia forces battled bands of refugee Creek warriors engaged in a bloody war for survival along Florida’s Apalachicola River in 1836-1843.  The following full-length program from Two Egg TV features a discussion by historian and author Dale Cox recorded at the Apalachicola Arsenal & Conference Center in Chattahoochee, FL.

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