Fort Van Swearingen
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Fort Van Swearingen (1838-1842) - A U.S. Army post established in 1838 during the Second Seminole War by Captain Benjamin L. Beall, 2nd U.S. Dragoons in Martin County, Florida. Named after Captain Joseph Van Swearingen, who was killed at the Battle of Okeechobee, 25 Dec 1837, during the Second Seminole War. Probably abandoned in 1842 at the end of the war.
Fort Van Swearingen History
Unknown, Martin County, Florida
Location: Martin County, Florida. Map point is not accurate.
Maps & Images Lat: 27.2067017 Long: -80.5792236
- Roberts, Robert B., Encyclopedia of Historic Forts: The Military, Pioneer, and Trading Posts of the United States, Macmillan, New York, 1988, 10th printing, ISBN 0-02-926880-X, page 210-211
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