Established in 2003, the "Florida Frontier Guard" is an unincorporated association of independent
Seminole War reenactors dedicated to the interpretation of the common soldiers of the US Volunteer and Militia forces who
served in Florida during the Seminole Wars of 1817-1818, 1835-1842, and 1855-1858. The principal impression of the FFG is
of Florida miltia or US Volunteer troops of the Second Seminole War of 1835-1842. Besides local units, militiamen from several
states which supplied troops for the conflict (1836-1838). Members of the FFG also interpret the service of Native-American
auxilliary troops, including the "friendly Seminoles" (1835-1836), Creek Volunteer Regiment (1836-1837), and Delaware and
Shawnee Volunteers (1837-1838), and Black Seminole scouts.
Occasionally FFG members participate in living history and reenactment events commemorating
the 1st Seminole War of 1818, The Seminole Indian Campaign ("crisis") of 1849, and the 3rd Seminole War of 1855-1858.
Members are not bound to participate in any given event, or to limit their participation at
an event to the group impression of the FFG. No member is bound to "fall in" with the company when present at an
event. For example, many of our members also portray regular Army or Navy personnel of the Seminole War as well. The FFG
is dedicated to putting the needs of the historical events or programs in which they participate first and foremost.
Bylaws & Rules:
As of December 14, 2009 the Florida Frontier Guard operates according to the Regulations of the
US Army as adopted in 1825 and in force through 1837.
As of the same date, the FFG will employ Scott's Infantry Tactics (1835) as our common infantry drill.
There are no membership dues. Members must merely equip themselves as 1830s persons, and engage in the process
of "living history..."
The officers of the FFG are elected from among the membership. The officers consist
of a Captain, a Lieutenant, and an Orderly Sergeant. Any necessary ranks for a given event are appointed by the senior FFG
officer present at an event.