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Marker ID:  
Location: an be reached from Battlefield Parkway (County Route 603) 0.2 miles south of County Route 605, Bushnell, Florida.
County: Sumter
Coordinates: N 28° 39.072    W 082° 7.55
  28.6512    -82.12583333
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: None
 



Text:

On This Spot
December 28, 1835


Major Francis L. Dade and his command consisting of detachments of the Fourth Infantry, Second and Third Artillery United States Army, while marching from Tampa Bay to Fort King was attacked by a superior force of Seminole Indians commanded by Mico Nopah head chief of the Indians. The entire command save three were killed after a spirited resistance by the troops.

Here was fought the first battle of the Seven Years War with the Florida Indians.

This ground dedicated by the state of Florida as a memorial to those who died here as American soldiers.
By Authority of Chapter 8503
Laws of Florida 1921
Fred Cubberly - - - - - - J.C.B. Koonce
Mrs. A.M. Roland
Commissioners Dade Memorial Park