During the first half of the 19th Century, the United States military fought the First Seminole (1817-1818), Second Seminole (1835-1842), and Third Seminole (1855-1858) Wars with Florida’s Native American population.
- The federal government awarded pensions for Seminole War service available through the National Archives.
- Veterans who received pensions for the Seminole Wars are listed in Virgil White’s Index to Indian Wars Pension Files, 1892-1926.
The military service of Floridians who served in the Second and Third Seminole Wars Military is documented in several of our collections, including:
- Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the State of Florida During the Florida Indian Wars, 1835-1858
- Index to Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During Indian Wars and Disturbances, 1815-1858