Historic Markers Across Florida

Willoughby Tillis Battle

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Location: In the city park, 800 block, 2nd Street S.E., Fort Meade.
County: Polk
Waymark: None


A group of United States Army Soldiers led by Lt. Carlton engaged the Seminole Indians in what is known as the Willoughby Tillis Battle in this vicinity on June 14-16, 1856. These five men who lost their lives in this engagement are buried here.

In memory of Lt. Alderman Carlton, Lott Whidden, William Parker - killed June 14, 1856, and Robert E. Prine, George Howell - killed June 16, 1856, and others who were wounded.


City: Fort Meade, FL