Battle of Pine Island Ridge facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsBattle of Pine Island Ridge
|Part of Second Seminole War
Statue of Major William Lauderdale near the site of the battle.
|Commanders and leaders
|Casualties and losses
The Battle of Pine Island Ridge was a battle during the Second Seminole War fought on March 22, 1838, at the site of what is now Pine Island Ridge, Florida. According to US Army accounts, Major William Lauderdale surprised the Indians and drove them off Pine Island, which was an island in the Everglades at the time. However Seminole claim that scouts posted around the island had already alerted the Indians, allowing them to successfully evacuate the island.
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