Tampa takes place on a raw frontier in central Florida where white settlers are encroaching on the lands of the Seminole Indians. The US Army is ordered to remove the Seminoles from Florida in a series of three wars.

  In 1854, West Pointer Clay Jordan comes to his first assignment at Fort Brooke near the frontier village of Tampa. He soon gets involved in the Third Seminole War. Led by their crafty chief Billy Bowlegs, the Seminoles prove to be a dangerous foe. Clay distinguishes himself in the fighting, but on one patrol he is wounded and seeks medical attention from a doctor in Tampa. There, he meets Kathleen Conley, the doctor's beautiful niece and nurse in training.

  Clay and Kathleen fall in love, but she hates the fighting and killing he must do. She cannot understand why the Seminoles have to be removed from Florida. The war comes to a tragic end for the Seminoles, but about the same time, yellow fever strikes Tampa. Kathleen fights the epidemic so courageously that she is known as The Fever Angel. Clay comes back from the war, but they face even more challenges.

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