FLOR500, Garden 2 Abraham, Interpreter, Soldier (ca. 1790s–?) Abraham was a slave of Dr. E. A. Sierra of Pensacola. He trained and fought with British troops in the War of 1812. After the battle, he escaped to Fort Negro, and when Andrew Jackson’s forces destroyed that fort in 1816, Abraham escaped to the Indian lands. Prior to the Second Seminole War in 1835, Abraham was an interpreter between the Seminoles and the Americans.
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Abraham, Interpreter, Soldier

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Abraham, Interpreter, Soldier

(ca. 1790s–?)

Abraham was a slave of Dr. E. A. Sierra of Pensacola. He trained and fought with British troops in the War of 1812. After the battle, he escaped to Fort Negro, and when Andrew Jackson’s forces destroyed that fort in 1816, Abraham escaped to the Indian lands. Prior to the Second Seminole War in 1835, Abraham was an interpreter between the Seminoles and the Americans.






 




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