Journey into Wilderness Author:J.R. Motte In June 1836, 24-year-old Jacob Rhett Motte, a Harvard-educated Southern gentleman trained as a surgeon, departed his hometown of Charleston to serve as a U.S. Army surgeon in wars against the Creek and Seminole Indians. — Motte, who had a genuine literary flair, began keeping a journal. Through he prepared a manuscript covering his observations ... more »of Indian warfare, it remained unpublished until 1953, when the University of Florida Press issued a printing of 1,000 copies.
Motte was a gifted man with an excellent and wide-ranging education. As a result, his journal is of great interest to both the historian and the general reader.« less