The Third Seminole War covers the period from December 1855 to the spring of 1858. Although this war brought to a complete standstill nearly all economic growth in central and southern Florida and involved a large expenditure of money and men by national and state forces, it has been virtually ignored by writers who have preferred to pay more attention to the much more famous conflict which lasted from 1835 to 1842. The Second Seminole War attained national attention because the Indians were not crushed and because such well-known figures as Thomas Jesup, Zachary Taylor, Winfield Scott, Richard K. Call, William S. Harney, and the Indians Wildcat and Osceola played prominent roles in the struggle.
Covington, James W.
"An Episode in the Third Seminole War,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 45
, Article 8.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol45/iss1/8