Fort Thompson (3)

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Fort Thompson (3) (1838-1842, 1854-1855) - A U.S. Army post established in 1838 during the Second Seminole War on the Caloosahatchee River in Glades County, Florida. Named for Lieutenant Colonel Alexander R. Thompson, 6th U.S. Infantry, who was killed in the Battle of Okeechobee, 25 Dec 1837. The post was abandoned after the Second Seminole War and rebuilt for the Third Seminole War, finally abandoned in 1855.

Fort Thompson (3) History

A U.S. Army post established in 1838 during the Second Seminole War on the Caloosahatchee River. The post was abandoned after the war.

Fort Thompson was reestablished 23 Nov 1854 and rebuilt for the Third Seminole War by the evacuated garrison of Fort Meade. Finally abandoned in 22 Jan1855.

Current Status

Glades County, Florida

Location: Glades County, Florida.

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Lat: 26.795344 Long: -81.3613558

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