The Battle of Okeechobee on Christmas Day 1837 was one of the bloodiest battles of the Seminole Wars. For three days in February 2014, the Okeechobee Battlefield Historic State Park along with the Okeechobee Battlefield Friends and the public commemorate the Battle of Okeechobee fought along the north shore of Lake Okeechobee in central Florida. This 10 minute video allows viewers to relive the battle through an excellent reenactment performance, reenactor interviews, fine Florida History art depictions by Jackson Walker, moving Seminole War music by Jed Marum & Rickey Pittman, and narration story delivered by noted author and Seminole War historian John Missall. Learn about the importance of commemorating events such as these. The National Trust for Historic Preservation placed the Battle of Okeechobee site on a list of America’s Most Endangered Historic Places.
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