Drums of Destiny (1937)
Prologue: In 1815, Florida was Spanish territory, sparsely populated and totally ungarrisoned. West Florida was a hideout for smugglers, renegade whites and savage tribes of marauding Creeks and Seminoles. Armed with contraband rifles, these Indians raided American settlements across the border, then retreated to their West Florida refuge. Unable to pursue them into foreign land, General Andrew Jackson established a border patrol of Mississippi volunteer militiamen to protect the pioneers.