Battles of the Loxahatchee

The Battles of the Loxahatchee occurred west of what is now Jupiter, Florida in January 1838 between the United States military and the Seminole Indians (including Black Seminoles). The First Battle of the Loxahatchee (Powell's Battle) occurred on January 15, involving a mixed Navy-Army unit under Lt. Levin M. Powell. The Second Battle of the Loxahatchee (Jesup's Battle) occurred on January 24 involving an army under Major General Thomas Jesup. The two battles were fought within a few miles of each other against the same group of Seminoles.

First Battle of the Loxahatchee
Part of the Second Seminole War

SEMINOLE (Ship)
DateJanuary 15, 1838
Location
Result Seminole victory
Belligerents
 United States Seminole
Commanders and leaders
Levin M. Powell Ar-pi-uck-i
Strength
80 (55 Navy, 25 Army) 300 (estimated)
Casualties and losses
4 killed
22 wounded
unknown
Second Battle of the Loxahatchee
Part of the Second Seminole War
DateJanuary 24, 1838
Location
Result Seminole victory
Belligerents
 United States Seminole
Commanders and leaders
Thomas Jesup Ar-pi-uck-i
Strength
1500 300 (estimated)
Casualties and losses
7 killed
31 wounded
unknown

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