The military post known as Fort Brooke which was located at the mouth of the Hillsborough River is one that played a most important role in the settlement of Florida’s west coast. It served as a base of operations during the Seminole wars, and many famous military figures were stationed there during the middle third of the Nineteenth Century.
Covington, James W.
"The Establishment of Fort Brooke,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 31
, Article 4.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol31/iss4/4