4th Infantry Regiment Warrior Rendezvous
Beginning of The Second Seminole War
"Have a good heart; our difficulties and dangers are over now, and as soon as we arrive at Fort King you'll have three days to rest and keep Christmas gaily." Major Francis L. Dade spoke these words of encouragement to 107 cold, tired soldiers in a pine forest on the morning of December 28, 1835. Within eight hours, only three soldiers would survive the battle that marked the beginning of the Second Seminole War.
The Forlorn Hope of Fort King Road, a painting by Jackson Walker depicting Dade's battle. Courtesy of the artist. © Jackson Walker.
January 3 & 4, 2015
Grounds Open 9 am ~~ Battle Reenactment 2 pm
$5 per person, Children Under 6 free
Parking $3 per vehicle
• Period Soldier, Seminole and Civilian Camps
• Sutler Trade Fair
• Historic arts and crafts demonstrations
• Full scale cannon firing
• Tree cutting and barricade building
• 19th Century Games and Activities for Children
Dade Battlefield Historic State Park
US 301 & CR 650
(352) 793-4781 www.dadebattlefield.com
Photo by Jean Creamer
1-4th Infantry Battalion is partnered with National Guard Units and other Foreign Countries to replicate the Opposing Forces (OPFOR) for Combine Resolved III at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center.
Fort Polk, LA (16 OCT 2014) SGT Christopher Glander leads his team as they prepare to enter and clear a building as part of Creek Company’s Offense/Defense Attack Exercise. Platoons from Creek Company participated in the exercise as both offensive and defensive elements in a village, using MILES gear to simulate combat operations. (Photo by First Lieutenant Stephen M. Woldridge, Creek Fire Support Officer). (Photo by US Army).
(The Title is linked to the book page)
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After many hours of research and help from friends and fellow Warriors, I have accumulated a list of books I would like to recommend anyone that is interested in learning about the history of the Regiment. Here are a few and I will continue to update the list: (Click the photo for a link to the book.)
"A journal of two campaigns of the Fourth Regiment of U. S. Infantry: in the Michigan and Indiana territories, under the command of Col. John P. Boyd, ... Col. James Miller, during the years 1811 & 12" by Adam Walker
"The battle of Tippecanoe: Historical sketches of the famous field upon which General William Henry Harrison won renown that aided him in reaching the ... and election of General Benjamin Harrison" by Reed Beard