The US detachment abandons Fort Alabama (Fort Foster) and heads south along the Fort King Highway to Fort Brooke (Tampa, FL). On April 27, 1836, as the column of troops cross the Thlo-no-ta-sassy River (Flintlake Creek) and into an open prairie, Seminoles hidden in the creekbed open fire on the regulars.
The Column of troops leaving Ft. Alabama crosses the 'Flintlake creek'.
The approaching grassy prairie that the troops must cross.
The Seminoles fire an opening volley of gunfire into the flank of the US Army column.