The Loxahatchee River Battlefield Park in Jupiter, Florida is the site of the last great battle of the Second Seminole War. On January 15, 1838, Lt. Levin M. Powell of the U. S. Navy, with fifty-five sailors and twenty-five Marines was routed by the Seminoles. On January 24, 1838, Major General Thomas S. Jesup, accompanied by 1500 troops, stormed the headwaters of the Loxahatchee River where he met 300 Seminoles in battle. When Jesup’s army came into Jupiter in 1838 it was the largest army assembled during the seven year war and the battle would be known as the Battle of the Loxahatchee River.
On January 28th, 2017, the Loxahatchee Battlefield Preservationists will reenact that battle for the public. The Palm Beach Division of the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps will be present to provide information about LT Powell and his sailors efforts during the first battle. Please come and join us to view history come alive and relive the moments as they occurred in this first ever event. here will be re-enactors, exhibitors and speakers to give you a glimpse into the battles that occurred in the park in 1838 between the U.S. and the Seminoles. Scheduled weapons demonstrations will occur throughout the day. At 2:00 p.m., the first ever re-enactment of the battle will take place. Bring the family, food trucks will be on site.
To learn more about the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps, please visit our website at PalmBeachSeaCadets.org.