Seminole Indian Wars Reenactors & Militia & Volunteers Living History, 1818-1858
"A man can defend his country and fight her enemies a good deal better in the clothes he uses in his
vocation than he can in a jacket full of lace and buckram. All the requisites wanting in the American soldier is love for
his country and her government, a stout healthy body, and a good musket and bayonet; To hell with dandy's in uniform..."
Pvt. Bartholemew M. Lynch, 1839
|Photo by Amiee Marshall
|Captain Nipper of the Florida Frontier Guard engages the Seminoles, Fort Cooper State Park, 2007.
Welcome to our Seminole War Reenactor web site!
The "Florida Frontier Guard" (or FFG for short) is an unincorporated association of like minded
reenactors intirested in interpreting the service of United States military personnel in Florida during theSeminole Wars of
the 1818-1858 period; specifically those who served as "citizen soldiers" in the various militia and volunteer units which
participated in these conflicts.
During the Second Seminole War (1835-1842) alone roughly 30,000 militia and volunteer
troops were used to support the US Army's operations in the Florida Territory. Many of these were volunteers served terms
of three, six, or twelve months in US Army service.
Feel free to browse these pages to learn more about our hobby of Seminole War Reenacting and
Living History, as well as about the thousands of citizen soldiers from across the United States who served as militia and
US Army Volunteers in the "Florida Wars."