From - Tue Feb 08 21:57:56 2000 Return-Path: Received: from ithilien.webengr.com (199.233.112.244) by mail0.mailsender.net; 8 Feb 2000 15:28:30 -0800 Received: (from majordomo@localhost) by ithilien.webengr.com (8.8.7/8.8.7) id OAA25300; Tue, 8 Feb 2000 14:47:39 -0500 Received: (from majordomo@localhost) by ithilien.webengr.com (8.8.7/8.8.7) id OAA25295; Tue, 8 Feb 2000 14:47:10 -0500 X-Authentication-Warning: ithilien.webengr.com: majordomo set sender to owner-fhstoday@majordomo.florida-historical-soc.org using -f Received: from post.metrolink.net (post.metrolink.net [216.53.131.191]) by ithilien.webengr.com (8.8.7/8.8.7) with ESMTP id OAA25291 for ; Tue, 8 Feb 2000 14:47:06 -0500 Received: from compaq-computer ([199.233.112.84]) by post.metrolink.net (Post.Office MTA v3.5.3 release 223 ID# 0-63482U5500L500S0V35) with SMTP id net for ; Tue, 8 Feb 2000 18:30:58 -0500 X-Sender: wynne@post.metrolink.net (Unverified) X-Mailer: QUALCOMM Windows Eudora Pro Version 4.0 Date: Wed, 09 Feb 2000 18:30:33 -0500 To: fhstoday@majordomo.florida-historical-soc.org From: Nick Wynne Subject: FHSAGORA- FHSTODAY- TODAY IN FLORIDA HISTORY FOR FEBRUARY 9 Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" Message-ID: <20000208233058110.AAA339@post.metrolink.net@compaq-computer> Sender: fhsagora-request@majordomo.florida-historical-soc.org Precedence: bulk Reply-To: fhsagora@majordomo.florida-historical-soc.org X-Mozilla-Status: 8001 X-Mozilla-Status2: 00000000 X-UIDL: 37a0da2400003dd4 TODAY IN FLORIDA HISTORY FEBRUARY 9 1837 Captain George W. Allen and Company K of the 4th United States Infantry were attacked today near Clear River by Seminole Indians. One U. S. officer was killed in the skirmish. 1838 General Thomas S. Jesup, the commander of United States troops in Florida, reported that in his opinion “...the prospect of terminating this [Seminole] war in any reasonable time is anything but flattering. My decided opinion is that unless immediate emigration be abandoned, this war will continue for years to come, and at constantly accumulating expense.” Jesup proposed that the area west of the Kissimmee River, Lake Okeechobee, and Panai-Okee and east of Pease Creek and south to the extreme end of Florida be set aside for the Seminoles. The Secretary of War did not approve this plan, and some 500 Seminoles, who had entered Jesup’s camp on the strength of this recommendation, were seized and transported to Tampa for the purpose of removal to the West. 1861 The steamer Everglade today unloaded its cargo of 1,500 muskets at Fernandina. The muskets are from the Charleston Arsenal. 1861 The U.S.S. Brooklyn arrived off Pensacola today with troops to support the Union occupation force at Fort Pickens. The troops were not off loaded as both Union and Florida forces maintain an uneasy peace in the area. 1861 Jefferson Davis of Mississippi was elected Provisional President of the Confederate States of America. Alexander H. Stephens of Georgia, an opponent of secession, was elected Vice-President. 1863 The Quincy extension of the Pensacola and Georgia Railroad began operations today. The train trip from Quincy to Tallahassee took only two hours. The train continued to its terminus at Lake City. 1864 The Union gunboat Para sailed thirty miles up the Nassau River today, shelling the woods along both sides of the river and taking an inventory of several lumbering plants. 1864 The 97th Pennsylvania, a Federal force encamped at Fernandina, today raided the surrounding area and captured a small force of Confederates in a nearby swamp. 1864 Union forces today occupied Baldwin (about 19 miles west of Jacksonville) and captured cotton, artillery pieces, a train of cars, and enough forage for 1,000 men in the field for four days. 1864 A small skirmish occurred between Confederate cavalry units and Federal forces at the south fork of the St. Marys River. The Union forces successfully forded the river and captured the village of Sanderson, some thirty miles west of Jacksonville. Retreating Confederate forces set fire to supplies of cotton, corn, and turpentine. 1915 The Subtropical Mid-Winter Fair, which was inaugurated by a parade of 150 horse and automobile-drawn floats, opened today in Orlando. 1942 The first Congressional Medal of Honor awarded in World War II was presented posthumously to Sandy Nittinger of Fort Lauderdale. 1967 Today marked the beginning of what would eventually become a record 768 consecutive days of sunshine in the Sunshine State. 1973 The first measurable snow since 1958 cover a portion of the Sunshine State. Pensacola reported two inches. DeFuniak Springs and Quincy reported similar amounts. Trace amounts were reported as far south as Clermont. Unofficial reports put the accumulated total of 6 to 8 inches at Jay. ------------------------------------------------------------- This email originated from the maillist fhstoday which is limited to bulletins. 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