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South Carolina Volunteers in the Second Seminole War

James M. Denham and Canter Brown

in America's Hundred Years' War

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print January 2011 | ISBN: 9780813035253
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813039121 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813035253.003.0009
South Carolina Volunteers in the Second Seminole War

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This chapter illustrates how another major political and constitutional crisis in Antebellum America—the Nullification Crisis—involved the long conflict between the United States and the Seminole. Following the outbreak of the Second Seminole War, Nullifiers used the conflict in Florida to ensconce their political power in South Carolina. As a result of their dismal military record in the conflict, the Nullifiers quickly blamed the federal government for the military morass in Florida, which led to national controversy over the conduct of the war and a subsequent investigation of several prominent U.S. commanding generals.

Keywords: Second Seminole War; Nullification Crisis; South Carolina volunteers; Antebellum America; political power; U.S.-Seminole relations

Chapter.  12708 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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