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From: "Pam Cooper" <>
Subject: [FLORIDA] Dade Massacre
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2003 16:06:09 -0400
I have solved the mystery of the source for the names in the Dade Massacre,
but not Eva Knapp yet. She could also be known as Eva Martha Knapp of Pasco
County. The rest of her material is "shotgun arrangement." But, it is all
very interesting material.
The list of men was published in a book called "Massacre!" by Frank Laumer.
The author states that he compiled the list from the "Registers of
Enlistments in the United States Army 1798-1914." This is from the National
Archives, Series M0233.
It is on 81 rolls of microfilm. Below is a description:
"Registers of enlistments" generally contain information relating to the
enlistment and termination of service of enlisted personnel. Register
entries may contain the individual's name, military organization, physical
description, date and place of birth, enlistment information, and remarks.
Complete service information is not given for every individual; in
particular, the date or reason for termination of service may not be
supplied. Naval enlistments are usually recorded in rendezvous reports or
other enlistment returns."
FYI - This microfilm can be rented from a Family History Center near you.
Microfilm Roll #'s 350307-350349 and #'s 1319377-1319380 and
The only library in Florida that owns the microfilm is the University of
West Florida. I searched OCLC and WebLuis.
Obviously, this is very useful for anyone who enlisted in the Army anywhere
in the U.S.!! Another great source that needs to be available to
Pamela J. Cooper, Supervisor
Indian River County Main Library
Florida History & Genealogy Department
1600 21st Street, Vero Beach, FL 32960
772-770-5060, Fax 772-770-5066