The 200th anniversary of the first actions of the 41-year long Seminole Wars was observed at River Landing Park in Chattahoochee, Florida and associated locations in Bainbridge and Decatur County, Georgia, this weekend.

The event featured living history camps, a commemorative march by the 7th U.S. Infantry Living History Association and supporting militia units, an appearance by the 19th century keelboat Aux Arc, skirmishes, a Seminole War battle reenactment, historical marker dedication, exhibits, vendors and much more.

Here are some photos. We will be posting many more over coming days:

The keelboat Aux Arc makes headway across Lake Seminole.
The keelboat Aux Arc ferries troops to Fort Scott.
The 7th U.S. Infantry Living History Association reenacts the return march from the Battle of Fowltown.
Friday was Educational Day, a great opportunity for students from Florida and Georgia to learn more about the Seminole Wars.
Soldiers of the 7th U.S. Infantry Living History Association join in honoring the dead of both sides from the Battle of Fowltown at J.D. Chason Memorial Park in Bainbridge, Georgia.
Sgt. Maj. David Lanham of the 7th U.S. Infantry addresses a young recruit.
Troops fire a salute near the site of Fort Scott.
The swivel gun aboard the keelboat Aux Arc.
A Lower Muscogee (Creek) warrior.
Warriors and frontiersmen.
Blue Heron (center) and other warriors meet visitors.
The acclaimed maroon or Black Seminole warrior Abraham was portrayed by Antonio Wright.

 

Abraham discusses history with visitors.
Alexander Arbuthnot, portrayed by Ben W. Ferguson, wrote messages to U.S. officials on behalf of the Native Americans of Florida.
Warriors interact with the crowd.
John and Mary Lou Missall of the Seminole Wars Historic Foundation.
Whitney Clark (center) speaks with shoppers at The Classy Owl booth.
Two Egg TV was on hand and will be releasing several new programs based on the weekend’s activities in the near future.
Heidi Conrad (left) and Alyssa Cross staff the Two Egg TV booth.
Luminary service at Camp Recovery to honor U.S. soldiers who died during the First Seminole War.

 





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