Fort Moultrie and Grave of Oceola, the Indian Chief Postcard


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Fort Moultrie and Grave of Oceola, the Indian Chief Postcard

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Fort Moultrie and Grave of Oceola Postcard


Osceola, 1804-1838
Powell, Billy, 1804-1838
Cemeteries--United States
Native Americans
Indigenous people--United States
Seminole Indians--Florida


A postcard depicting the grave of Osceola (1804-1838), a Seminole chief, in Fort Moultrie near Charleston, South Carolina. Born Billy Powell, Osceola took refuge in Florida as a child, after his tribe was defeated in the Creek Wars. In 1836, Osceola became an influential leader during the Second Seminole War, serving as an adviser to Micanopy (ca. 1780-1849). In 1936, Osceola was captured and died the following year in a prison at Fort Moultrie. The fort's current incarnation is the third built on this site on Sullivan's Island. It was built in 1809, after the first two forts on the site fell into disrepair, and was modernized in 1870, after the American Civil War. Fort Moultrie was named for Colonel William Moultrie (1730-1805), the commander who saved Charleston from British occupation in 1776.

This postcard is part of a collection of postcards kept by Lucile Campbell, a schoolteacher in Sanford, Florida, for 30 years. In 1931, she took advantage of a special rate for teachers and sailed to Europe, where she traveled for several months and is thought to have acquired many of these postcards. During the 1940-1941 school year, Campbell taught at Sanford Grammar School. Before her retirement in 1970, she taught at many other area schools, including the Oviedo School, Westside Grammar School, and Pinecrest Elementary School. Campbell used these postcards as aids in her classrooms to teach advanced subjects, such as Shakespearean drama. The collection, along with her other teaching aids, papers, and photographs, was later found at Sanford Grammar School after it became the University of Central Florida's Public History Center. Campbell's postcard collection and photographs provide insight into the life of a respected Florida educator.


Original 3 x 5 inch color postcard: ACC# SM-00-243, file folder 1 (U.S. blanks), box 10A, Lucile (Mary Lucile) Campbell Collection, UCF Public History Center, Sanford, Florida.



Date Created

ca. 1940-1979

Date Copyrighted

ca. 1940-1979


F. J. Martschink Company
Campbell, Lucile

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original 3 x 5 inch color postcard.

Is Part Of

File folder 1 (U.S. blanks), box 10A, Lucile (Mary Lucile) Campbell Collection, UCF Public History Center, Sanford, Florida.
Lucile Campbell Collection, Student Museum and UCF Public History Center Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.




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3 x 5 inch color postcard




Still Image


Fort Moultrie, Sullivan's Island, Charleston, South Carolina

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History Teacher
Geography Teacher


Originally published by Curteich-Chicago.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by the UCF Public History Center and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Aphasia Project


Raffel, Sara

Digital Collection

External Reference

"GRid=23283" target="_blank">Osceola." Find a Grave.
"Fort Moultrie." National Parks Service.


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