Thomas Jesup, Military Leader (1788–1860) In 1836, President Andrew Jackson ordered Thomas Jesup to assume command of all U.S. troops in Florida during the Second Seminole Indian War. Jesup captured Seminole warrior Osceola under a flag of truce, which was a controversial decision. Lake Jesup, named after the general, has one of the densest populations of alligators in the state. FLOR500, Garden 329
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Thomas Jesup, Military Leader

(17881860)

In 1836, President Andrew Jackson ordered Thomas Jesup to assume command of all U.S. troops in Florida during the Second Seminole Indian War. Jesup captured Seminole warrior Osceola under a flag of truce, which was a controversial decision. Lake Jesup, named after the general, has one of the densest populations of alligators in the state.






 

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