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Sgt Johnson

Searle's Raid 2014!

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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!

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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

Edited by Sgt Johnson

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It's just around the corner!

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Planning on coming down.

Edited by James Smythe

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Planning on coming down.

Great!!!

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This coming year SHOULD be my 6th straight year at this event.... however circumstances prevented my attending last year.... but I WILL be there this year!

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I think I can make this one. Working to make that happen.

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This may be the event, where after nearly ten years, I finally buy decent shoes for my kit.

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