The picture is possibly from the late 1910s. Funny I found it since I just started reading (very belatedly) A Rifleman Went to War and I found out that the militias back then were all volunteer members who had to pay for just about all their equipment and instruction. So basically what you see in the photo are people who were ready to stand for their city, state and country but did not make a dent on the public till. Back then, if the militia could afford it, they would even have crew served weapons like machine guns in its component.
And to think that today, some idiots freak at the idea of common people being equally equipped as a regular soldier.
4 thoughts on “Members of the Florida Militia in formation on Flagler Street”
The picture is too grainy…. can you point out which one is you?
Har de har…. I wasn’t on country back then 😛
If it is late 1910’s then they are not militia but National Guard troops. Militia would be 1903 and prior to the Dick’s Act.
Miami National Guard? Don’t think so.
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