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PVT John J Bedford

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PVT John J Bedford

Birth
Surrey, England
Death
23 Jul 1839 (aged 22–23)
Cape Coral, Lee County, Florida, USA
Burial
Saint Augustine, St. Johns County, Florida, USA
Plot
PYRAM, BENEATH
Memorial ID
3963192 View Source

Pvt., Company D, 2nd Dragoons

On July 23, 1839 the Seminoles under Chakaika and Hospetarke attacked and burned the trading post on the Caloosahatchee River where it meets the bay, at the modern city of Cape Coral, killing most of the soldiers and settlers there. Of the lives lost that day, under command of Colonel William S. Harney, only the Dade Massacre and the Battle of Okeechobee had more casualties during the Seminole War.

Listed in Ponce de Leon Land and Florida War Record ... By George M. Brown (1902), page 123 - 14. Bedford, John I., privt. Co. "D," died at Calooshatchie July 23, 1839; killed in action.

Listed on U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs Database. (Bedford, John J, d. 07/23/1839, PVT D 2D DRAGOONS FLU WAR, Orig Bur Caloosahetehie, Plot: PYRAMBENEATH, *)

Listed in St. Augustine National Cemetery index and biographical guide.

Pvt., Company D, 2nd Dragoons

On July 23, 1839 the Seminoles under Chakaika and Hospetarke attacked and burned the trading post on the Caloosahatchee River where it meets the bay, at the modern city of Cape Coral, killing most of the soldiers and settlers there. Of the lives lost that day, under command of Colonel William S. Harney, only the Dade Massacre and the Battle of Okeechobee had more casualties during the Seminole War.

Listed in Ponce de Leon Land and Florida War Record ... By George M. Brown (1902), page 123 - 14. Bedford, John I., privt. Co. "D," died at Calooshatchie July 23, 1839; killed in action.

Listed on U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs Database. (Bedford, John J, d. 07/23/1839, PVT D 2D DRAGOONS FLU WAR, Orig Bur Caloosahetehie, Plot: PYRAMBENEATH, *)

Listed in St. Augustine National Cemetery index and biographical guide.

Bio by: CNP

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