Historic Markers Across Florida

Capture of Osceola

Marker ID: FLHM 
Location: 1/4 mile south of Moultrie Bridge, U.S. Hwy 1.
County: St. Johns
Waymark: None


About 400 yards west of this point in 1837, during the Seminole Indian War, General Joseph Hernandez, acting under orders, seized the famous Seminole leader and seventy of his braves, while assembled under a white flag. They were taken to St. Augustine and imprisoned in its fort. Osceola died a captive at Fort Moultrie, S.C., January 20, 1838.


City: St. Augustine, FL