The journal of Lieutenant Robert C. Buchanan, adjutant of the Fourth Infantry, contains the chronicle of the operations of a unit in the campaign against the Seminole Indians from November 1837 to January 1838. Written during the pursuit of the Seminole Indians along the Kissimmee river and Lake Okeechobee, the journal reveals the conditions under which the soldiers lived and fought, his description of the country, and his views on the Seminoles and the war. There is also a description of the famous battle at Lake Okeechobee on December 25, 1837, for which action Buchanan received a citation.
White, Frank F. Jr.
"A. Journal of Lt. Robert C. Buchanan during the Seminole War: The Battle of Lake Okeechobee,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 29
, Article 6.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol29/iss2/6