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Sgt John Bigelow

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Sgt John Bigelow

Birth
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Death
23 Jul 1839 (aged 22–23)
Charlotte Harbor, Charlotte County, Florida, USA
Burial
Saint Augustine, St. Johns County, Florida, USA
Plot
Beneath the Dade Pyramids
Memorial ID
3963218 View Source

Sgt., Company E, 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.

July 23, 1839 – Caloosahatchee River, Fla., trading house on, 7 miles above Charlotte Harbor. Det. Co's A, C, D, E, F, 2d Dragoons. Of the 19 Dragoons in the detachment, 11 were killed and two wounded.

Listed in Ponce de Leon Land and Florida War Record ... By George M. Brown (1902), page 123 - 17. Bigelow, John, sergt. Co. "E," died at Caloosahatchie July 23, 1839; killed in action.

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

Listed on U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs Database. (Bigelow, John, d. 07/23/1907, SGT CO E 2 DRAGOONS FLA WAR, Plot: BENETPYRAMIDS, *) Note Wrong year of death listed on VA records.
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BIGELOW, John; enlisted: January 19, 1837, New York, by Capt. Tompkins; born: Boston, Massachusetts; age: 21 yrs; occupation: hostler; blue eyes, light brown hair, fair complexion, 5’9”; Company E, 2d Dragoons; killed by the Indians, July 23, 1839, on the Caloosahatchee River, [the Harney massacre], East Florida; rank: sergeant.

Contributor: David Gettman (48274079)

Sgt., Company E, 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.

July 23, 1839 – Caloosahatchee River, Fla., trading house on, 7 miles above Charlotte Harbor. Det. Co's A, C, D, E, F, 2d Dragoons. Of the 19 Dragoons in the detachment, 11 were killed and two wounded.

Listed in Ponce de Leon Land and Florida War Record ... By George M. Brown (1902), page 123 - 17. Bigelow, John, sergt. Co. "E," died at Caloosahatchie July 23, 1839; killed in action.

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

Listed on U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs Database. (Bigelow, John, d. 07/23/1907, SGT CO E 2 DRAGOONS FLA WAR, Plot: BENETPYRAMIDS, *) Note Wrong year of death listed on VA records.
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BIGELOW, John; enlisted: January 19, 1837, New York, by Capt. Tompkins; born: Boston, Massachusetts; age: 21 yrs; occupation: hostler; blue eyes, light brown hair, fair complexion, 5’9”; Company E, 2d Dragoons; killed by the Indians, July 23, 1839, on the Caloosahatchee River, [the Harney massacre], East Florida; rank: sergeant.

Contributor: David Gettman (48274079)

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