Chapter

The Continuing Search for Bowles

Gilbert C. Din

in War on the Gulf Coast

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780813037523
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780813042145 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813037523.003.0009
The Continuing Search for Bowles

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Spanish weakness in troops and money prolonged the capture of Bowles. Chief Kinache of Miccosukee persisted in supporting him because of prior poor treatment by Spaniards. Panton's business fared poorly in supplying Indians with goods. Miccosukees raided near Fort San Marcos. Commandant DuBreüil at San Marcos seized Mislogue of Tamatle to pressure Indians into abandoning Bowles. Folch suggested a 4,500-peso reward for surrendering Bowles. The American commissioner to the Creeks, Benjamin Hawkins, was also involved in the Bowles dilemma and Indian raids. Some clandestine goods for Bowles snuck through the Spanish blockade, but the gunboats seized several Nassau vessels. Privateers prowled along the Gulf Coast and indirectly helped Bowles. Fort San Marcos suffered from many deficiencies.

Keywords: Spanish weaknesses; Kinache of Miccosukee; Miccosukee raiding; Mislogue of Tamatle; Nassau vessels; Fort San Marcos

Chapter.  7034 words. 

Subjects: Military History

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