Thursday, 14 January 2010

Florida Frontier Guard

If you are interested in what the Militia of the 2nd Seminole War were like this site looks like a good place to go. They have this quote on the front page
"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
There's also a Yahoo Group on the period here.

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