The East Florida Rangers, Inc. are modeled after the group of Floridians who were organized by Governor Lieutenant Colonel Patrick Tonyn in 1774 as a provincial corps and actually called the East Florida Rangers. An East Florida Ranger was engaged to serve for 3 years receiving clothing, provisions and 1 Shilling a day! The original East Florida Rangers were charged with scouring the woods for enemy, obtaining intelligence, foraging & driving cattle and horses from the disputed border area, cooperating with Indians, defending the outlying plantations and in general performing services that the British regulars were incapable of doing. While the original unit was a mounted corps under the orders of the Governor, our East Florida Rangers do not engage the use of horses.
The purpose of our group is to support the educational programs found in the State of Florida by assisting in historical re-enactments and demonstrations directed at the specific time period of 1775 to 1783 (the period of the American Revolution). For Example, Rangers can often be found assisting the U.S. National Park Service at the Castillo de San Marcos located in St. Augustine Florida. The East Florida Rangers also periodically step outside of the Revolutionary period of history and can be found assisting Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection at one of the many Seminole Forts that are in Florida.
The Florida Reenactor Website provides information and a community for Hardy’s Brigade. This site also provides links to sutlers and suppliers of historical reenacting gear for the American Civil War Reenactor.
The mission of their website and group is to promote living history and battle reenactment programs at historic sites throughout Florida.
The Historic Florida Militia (HFM) is a non-profit umbrella organization supporting re-created historic interpretive units and representing a number of cultures and time periods. Member groups receive a link to their group page or can have a group page designed for them. In addition, member groups in good standing are eligible for event coverage under the group’s insurance policy. Member groups can also arrange at minimal cost for rental of period appropriate canvas, furniture and cooking supplies.
PO Box 586
St. Augustine, FL
CFSAR was established by the Florida Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (FLSSAR) in 1961. Our Chapter has served its members, family members and our community since its formation. According to Article II of the Constitution of the National Society Sons of the American Revolution (NSSAR) our objects are declared to be Patriotic, Historical and Educational. It is the intention of the NSSAR to perpetuate the memory of those patriots who, by their services or sacrifices during the war of the American Revolution, achieved the independence of the American People.