Sgt Johnson

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About Sgt Johnson

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    Deck Hand
  • Birthday 09/26/1968

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    Jacksonville, FL
  1. In 1668 Capt. Robert Searle and his privateers sailed from Jamaica to loot the silver ingots held in the royal coffers at St. Augustine. Under cover of night, they slipped into the harbor and attacked the sleeping town... We are always looking for new recruits to portray townspeople, garrison soldiers, Native Americans, and buccaneers! Our focus is on an accurate historical impression, using correct materials, styles, and equipment. You need not be a historian, actor, or military enthusiast to participate. WARNING ORDER The 17th annual, historical re-enactment of The Sack of St. Augustine: Capt. Robert Searle's Raid of 1668 will take place March 5th - March 8th 2015, in St. Augustine, Florida. Camp setup will begin on Thursday March 5th after 12pm at The Fountain of Youth Park. The battle in downtown St Augustine will be held on Saturday March 7th at 5pm, starting in the city Plaza. There will be a parade of arms downtown Friday evening at 5pm to announce the battle on Saturday. (Be aware that all participants will be dressed as Spanish for the Friday parade.) PLEASE NOTE: · This Event is a historical re-enactment. Historically accurate garb and gear are required to participate in this Event. Please contact Jeff Johnson or William Kunze to let us know that you are or any of your crewe will be joining us for the festivities .No "skull and crossbone's" will be allowed. Not on Flags, clothing, or gear of any kind. There is no historical evidence of these standards flown in this time period. · English buccaneers and Spanish soldados - musketeers are needed! Matchlock, snaphaunce ,doglock, and miquelet muskets will be accepted. Queen Anne pistols will be allowed. Research shows them being used as early as 1660. · Native Americanre-enactors, doing Timucua, Apalachee, and Guale, are especially welcome! · If you are a sutler and interested in selling period correct items at this Event, please contact me asap at jeffjohnsonfl@yahoo.com. There are no sutler fees! · The Fountain of Youth Park has onside bathroom and shower facilities. There will be a $15 registration fee for this event. This will cover meals, gunpowder, fire wood and hay for the event. Everyone is on their own on Thrusday for food, we will have meals for you on Friday and Saturday. For further information, please e-mail us at jeffjohnsonfl@yahoo.com or call 904-534-6168. Please come join us! Jeff Johnson -Leftenant, -Quartermaster / Information Officer, Searle's Buccaneers(c. 1668) --Leftenant of Musket, Capt. John Tilden'sCompanie, Prince Rupert's Regiment of Foote (c. 1645) [members, Sealed Knot UK] --Leftenant of Musket /Quartermaster Gordon's Musketeers, Strathbogie Regiment (c. 1639 and 1644) -Leftenant / Quartermaster,Drake's Men (c. 1586) 904-534-6168 E-mail: jeffjohnsonfl@yahoo.com
  2. Searle's Raid 2014!

    In 1668 Capt. Robert Searle and his privateers sailed from Jamaica to loot the silver ingots held in the royal coffers at St. Augustine. Under cover of night, they slipped into the harbor and attacked the sleeping town... We are always looking for new recruits to portray townspeople, garrison soldiers, Native Americans, and buccaneers! Our focus is on an accurate historical impression, using correct materials, styles, and equipment. You need not be a historian, actor, or military enthusiast to participate. WARNING ORDER The 16th annual, historical re-enactment of The Sack of St. Augustine: Capt. Robert Searle's Raid of 1668 will take place Feb 27th - March 2nd 2014, in St. Augustine, Florida. Camp setup will begin on Thursday February 27th after 12pm at The Fountain of Youth Park. The battle in downtown St Augustine will be held on Saturday March the 1st at 5pm, starting in the city Plaza and ending at the Spanish redoubt located across from the Castillo de San Marcos. There will be a parade of arms downtown Friday evening at 5pm to announce the battle on Saturday. Please note all participants will be dressed as Spanish for the Friday parade. PLEASE NOTE: · This Event is a historical re-enactment. Historically accurate garb and gear are required to participate in this Event. Please contact Jeff Johnson or William Kunze to let us know that you are or any of your crewe will be joining us for the festivities .No "skull and crossbone's" will be allowed. Not on Flags, clothing, or gear of any kind. There is no historical evidence of these standards flown in this time period. · English buccaneers and Spanish soldados - musketeers are needed! Matchlock, snaphaunce ,doglock, and miquelet muskets will be accepted. Queen Anne pistols will be allowed. Research shows them being used as early as 1660. · Native Americanre-enactors, doing Timucua, Apalachee, and Guale, are especially welcome! · If you are a sutler and interested in selling period correct items at this Event, please contact me asap at jeffjohnsonfl@yahoo.com. There are no sutler fees! · There will be a $10 registration fee for this event. This will cover meals, gunpowder, fire wood and hay for the event. Everyone is on there own on Thrusday for food. For further information, please e-mail us at jeffjohnsonfl@yahoo.com or call 904-534-6168, or see our website at www.searlesbucs.com Please come join us! Jeff Johnson -Leftenant, -Quartermaster / Information Officer, Searle's Buccaneers(c. 1668) --Leftenant of Musket, Capt. John Tilden'sCompanie, Prince Rupert's Regiment of Foote (c. 1645) [members, Sealed Knot UK] --Leftenant of Musket /Quartermaster Gordon's Musketeers, Strathbogie Regiment (c. 1639 and 1644) -Leftenant / Quartermaster,Drake's Men (c. 1586) 904-534-6168 E-mail: jeffjohnsonfl@yahoo.com
  3. The Sack of St. Augustine: Robert Searles Raid of 1668

    In 1668 Capt. Robert Searle and his privateers sailed from Jamaica to loot the silver ingots held in the royal coffers at St. Augustine. Under cover of night, they slipped into the harbor and attacked the sleeping town... We are always looking for new recruits to portray townspeople, garrison soldiers, Native Americans, and buccaneers! Our focus is on an accurate historical impression, using correct materials, styles, and equipment. You need not be a historian, actor, or military enthusiast to participate. WARNING ORDER The 16th annual, historical re-enactment of The Sack of St. Augustine: Capt. Robert Searle's Raid of 1668 will take place Feb 27th - March 2nd 2014, in St. Augustine, Florida. Camp setup will begin on Thursday February 27th after 12pm at The Fountain of Youth Park. The battle in downtown St Augustine will be held on Saturday March the 1st at 5pm, starting in the city Plaza and ending at the Spanish redoubt located across from the Castillo de San Marcos. There will be a parade of arms downtown Friday evening at 5pm to announce the battle on Saturday. Please note all participants will be dressed as Spanish for the Friday parade. PLEASE NOTE: · This Event is a historical re-enactment. Historically accurate garb and gear are required to participate in this Event. Please contact Jeff Johnson or William Kunze to let us know that you are or any of your crewe will be joining us for the festivities .No "skull and crossbone's" will be allowed. Not on Flags, clothing, or gear of any kind. There is no historical evidence of these standards flown in this time period. · English buccaneers and Spanish soldados - musketeers are needed! Matchlock, snaphaunce ,doglock, and miquelet muskets will be accepted. Queen Anne pistols will be allowed. Research shows them being used as early as 1660. · Native Americanre-enactors, doing Timucua, Apalachee, and Guale, are especially welcome! · If you are a sutler and interested in selling period correct items at this Event, please contact me asap at jeffjohnsonfl@yahoo.com. There are no sutler fees! · There will be a $10 registration fee for this event. This will cover meals, gunpowder, fire wood and hay for the event. Everyone is on there own on Thrusday for food. For further information, please e-mail us at jeffjohnsonfl@yahoo.com or call 904-534-6168, or see our website at www.searlesbucs.com Please come join us! Jeff Johnson -Leftenant, -Quartermaster / Information Officer, Searle's Buccaneers(c. 1668) --Leftenant of Musket, Capt. John Tilden'sCompanie, Prince Rupert's Regiment of Foote (c. 1645) [members, Sealed Knot UK] --Leftenant of Musket /Quartermaster Gordon's Musketeers, Strathbogie Regiment (c. 1639 and 1644) -Leftenant / Quartermaster,Drake's Men (c. 1586) 904-534-6168 E-mail: jeffjohnsonfl@yahoo.com
  4. The Sack of St. Augustine: Robert Searles Raid of 1668

    New information update! We have a few changes that we would like to post here for those of you making the trip. The start time for the battle Saturday afternoon has been changed to 4:30 pm. The previous start time was 5:00pm. We are looking forward to the Fountain of Youth Archeological park hosting our camp once again this year. For those that have camped with us before, we will not be in our usual spot . Due to an unforseen scheduling conflict we will be camping out across the field closer to the water. The gate that we usually use will be closed and locked. We will be closer to the artillery area. The park has also just finished construction on a multi level watchtower. This is also right on the water. For those arriving by car parking is also different this year. Please use the old park entrance located at the end of Magnolia St. As you come through the gate you will see a grassy area on your left. That is the new parking area. There will be signs to direct you back to the camping area. Please remember to stay on the visible path/road when getting back to the camp site. Once you have arrived please see Jeff Johnson (Camp Master and logistics officer) so he can point you to your camping area. We appreciate your understanding in these last minute changes.
  5. The Sack of St. Augustine: Robert Searles Raid of 1668

    In 1668 Capt. Robert Searle and his privateers sailed from Jamaica to loot the silver ingots held in the royal coffers at St. Augustine. Under cover of night, they slipped into the harbor and attacked the sleeping town... We are always looking for new recruits to portray townspeople, garrison soldiers, Native Americans, and buccaneers! Our focus is on an accurate historical impression, using correct materials, styles, and equipment. You need not be a historian, actor, or military enthusiast to participate. WARNING ORDER The 15th annual, historical re-enactment of The Sack of St. Augustine: Capt. Robert Searle's Raid of 1668 will take place Feb 28th - March 3rd 2013, in St. Augustine, Florida. Camp setup will begin on Thursday February 28th after 12pm at The Fountain of Youth Park. The battle in downtown St Augustine will be held on Saturday March the 2nd at 5pm, starting in the city Plaza and ending at the Spanish redoubt located across from the Castillo de San Marcos. There will be a parade of arms downtown Friday evening at 5pm to announce the battle on Saturday. Please note all participants will be dressed as Spanish for the Friday parade. After the parade we will be eating dinner downtown next to the Spanish bakery. A hearty HUZZAH! goes out to Gene Adelsperger ,owner of the bakery, for letting us use his courtyard area and facilities! Remember to bring your feast gear as food will be provided! PLEASE NOTE: · This Event is a historical re-enactment. Historically accurate garb and gear are required to participate in this Event. Please contact Jeff Johnson or William Kunze to let us know that you are or any of your crewe will be joining us for the festivities .No "skull and crossbone's" will be allowed. Not on Flags, clothing, or gear of any kind. There is no historical evidence of these standards flown in this time period. · English buccaneers and Spanish soldados - musketeers are needed! Matchlock, snaphaunce ,doglock, and miquelet muskets will be accepted. Queen Anne pistols will be allowed. Research shows them being used as early as 1660. · Native Americanre-enactors, doing Timucua, Apalachee, and Guale, are especially welcome! · If you are a sutler and interested in selling period correct items at this Event, please contact me asap at jeffjohnsonfl@yahoo.com. There are no sutler fees! · The Fountain of Youth Park has just completed a new addition to the park; a restroom and shower facility! There will be a $10 registration fee for this event. This will cover meals, gunpowder, fire wood and hay for the event. Everyone is on there own on Thrusday for food. I will post a meal schedule in the coming weeks. For further information, please e-mail us at jeffjohnsonfl@yahoo.com or call 904-534-6168, or see our website at www.searlesbucs.com Please come join us! Jeff Johnson -Leftenant, -Quartermaster / Information Officer, Searle's Buccaneers(c. 1668) --Leftenant of Musket, Capt. John Tilden'sCompanie, Prince Rupert's Regiment of Foote (c. 1645) [members, Sealed Knot UK] --Leftenant of Musket /Quartermaster Gordon's Musketeers, Strathbogie Regiment (c. 1639 and 1644) -Leftenant / Quartermaster,Drake's Men (c. 1586) 904-534-6168 E-mail: jeffjohnsonfl@yahoo.com
  6. In 1668 Capt. Robert Searle and his privateers sailed from Jamaica to loot the silver ingots held in the royal coffers at St. Augustine. Under cover of night, they slipped into the harbor and attacked the sleeping town... We are always looking for new recruits to portray townspeople, garrison soldiers, Native Americans, and buccaneers! Our focus is on an accurate historical impression, using correct materials, styles, and equipment. You need not be a historian, actor, or military enthusiast to participate. WARNING ORDER The 15th annual, historical re-enactment of The Sack of St. Augustine: Capt. Robert Searle's Raid of 1668 will take place Feb 28th - March 3rd 2013, in St. Augustine, Florida. Camp setup will begin on Thursday February 28th after 12pm at The Fountain of Youth Park. The battle in downtown St Augustine will be held on Saturday March the 2nd at 5pm, starting in the city Plaza and ending at the Spanish redoubt located across from the Castillo de San Marcos. There will be a parade of arms downtown Friday evening at 5pm to announce the battle on Saturday. Please note all participants will be dressed as Spanish for the Friday parade. PLEASE NOTE: · This Event is a historical re-enactment. Historically accurate garb and gear are required to participate in this Event. Please contact Jeff Johnson or William Kunze to let us know that you are or any of your crewe will be joining us for the festivities .No "skull and crossbone's" will be allowed. Not on Flags, clothing, or gear of any kind. There is no historical evidence of these standards flown in this time period. · English buccaneers and Spanish soldados - musketeers are needed! Matchlock, snaphaunce ,doglock, and miquelet muskets will be accepted. Queen Anne pistols will be allowed. Research shows them being used as early as 1660. · Native Americanre-enactors, doing Timucua, Apalachee, and Guale, are especially welcome! · If you are a sutler and interested in selling period correct items at this Event, please contact me asap at jeffjohnsonfl@yahoo.com. There are no sutler fees! · The Fountain of Youth Park has just completed a new addition to the park; a restroom and shower facility! There will be a $10 registration fee for this event. This will cover meals, gunpowder, fire wood and hay for the event. Everyone is on there own on Thrusday for food. I will post a meal schedule in the coming weeks. For further information, please e-mail us at jeffjohnsonfl@yahoo.com or call 904-534-6168, or see our website at www.searlesbucs.com Please come join us! Jeff Johnson -Leftenant, -Quartermaster / Information Officer, Searle's Buccaneers(c. 1668) --Leftenant of Musket, Capt. John Tilden'sCompanie, Prince Rupert's Regiment of Foote (c. 1645) [members, Sealed Knot UK] --Leftenant of Musket /Quartermaster Gordon's Musketeers, Strathbogie Regiment (c. 1639 and 1644) -Leftenant / Quartermaster,Drake's Men (c. 1586) 904-534-6168 E-mail: jeffjohnsonfl@yahoo.com
  7. The Sack of St. Augustine: Robert Searles Raid of 1668

    A heart felt thank you for all who attended this years Sack of St. Augustine! The event was a great success! Without all of you that attended there would be no event. So Searle's Buccaneers officers and men would like to invite you all back again next year. For those that missed it, start making plans now to attend the event in 2013. More information to follow.
  8. Less than a week to the Sacking of St. Augustine: Searle's 1668 Raid! The Spanish dogs don't stand a chance!

  9. The Sack of St. Augustine: Robert Searles Raid of 1668

    Searle's 2012 Update, Attention! Attention! (Red text is new information) For those who will be firing please be reminded that at the top of the hour FOY does a canon demo and we are asking you not to fire during this demo. For those who will be joining us for the Friday night parade of arms down St George St., we have added something special for the evening. After we finish our march and demonstration at the redoubt by the old city gates, Searle's Buccaneers will provide dinner at the Taberna del Gallo , located on St George St. This is a period tavern with cold beer and good prices(they also have great Sangria!). Bring your feast gear and mugs and join us for the festivities. We will then return to camp at the Fountain of Youth to continue the jollification. Rules regarding vehicles in the campsite. Vehicles will be allowed in camp throughout the day on Thursday for setup. We ask that your vehicle be moved to the outer areas of the camping site by dark Thursday. If at all possible please have your vehicle moved to the parking lot as soon as you unload your gear. On Friday vehicles will be let into the camping area for offloading purposes only. Your vehicle will then need to be moved to the proper parking area. The camp will be closed to vehicles on Friday night after the parade (9:00pm). This will ensure that all participants will have an authentic feel for the 17th century atmosphere that the Searle's Buccaneers officers and men are attempting to portray. There will be no vehicles allowed to park overnight in the camping area on Friday. There will be no vehicles allowed on site form Friday 9:00pm until 6:00am Sunday morning. This means that if you arrive on Saturday, regardless of the time, your vehicle will not be allowed into the camp site. We can help you carry your equipment into camp via the walkway bridge located in the back parking lot of the Fountain of Youth (back by the condos). The gate to allow access to the site will be locked during the above mentioned times. Please see me if there is an emergency. Those with the proper handicap identification will be allowed access to the site at all times. Please contact me (904-534-6168) if you have any questions about the above stated policies. Again thank you for your understanding in these matters. The men of Searle's buccaneers wish that everyone has the most complete 17th century experience possible.
  10. The Sack of St. Augustine: Robert Searles Raid of 1668

    I always keep a little something to eat stashed in my haversack.......
  11. The Sack of St. Augustine: Robert Searles Raid of 1668

    Attention! Attention! For those who will be joining us for the Friday night parade of arms down St George St., we have added something special for the evening. After we finish our march and demonstration at the redoubt by the old city gates, Searle's Buccaneers will provide dinner at the Taberna del Gallo , located on St George St. This is a period tavern with cold beer and good prices(they also have great Sangria!). Bring your feast gear and mugs and join us for the festivities. We will then return to camp at the Fountain of Youth to continue the jollification.
  12. The Sack of St. Augustine: Robert Searles Raid of 1668

    Madpete, It will be good to have your and Shay joining us on the battlefield.
  13. The Sack of St. Augustine: Robert Searles Raid of 1668

    It is never too late to join us. Let me know if you are coming and if you are let me know if you are camping. (period camp only)
  14. Searle's 2012 Tent footprints.

    For those of you that are camping at this years event (2012) I need to know the layout of your tent. We have plenty of room , but I need to know where to put you all once you get here. Just need the dimensions of you setup. Please add in the guide ropes.
  15. Searle's Raid 2011 After Action report.

    On behalf of all Searle's Bucaneers we wish to say thank you for making this event the best one yet. I hope that everyone that made the trip had a safe and memorable time. We had people from as far away as Texas and Ohio. We had people from 9 different states come to this years event. For those that missed the fun, now is the time to make plans for next years event. This year we had 92 men, women and children at the Fountain of Youth and the battle downtown, that is up from the 81 we had last year. The rain stayed away (a light drizzle was all we got) and the weather was perfect for camping! Thanks again to everyone for making Searle's 2011 a rousing success! Your Searle's Buccaneers officer Core, Captain William Kunze Lt.. Jeff Johnson Sgt. Doug Pummel Insign. Willie Wobble Chief Scribe Conrad Matt