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First Regiment, 2nd Brigade Florida Militia

Muster Roll of Captain James Edwards’ Company, 1st Regiment, 2nd Brigade of Florida Militia, commanded by Col. John Warren, ordered into service of the United States by Major Gen. Thomas L. Jesup from the 27th day of January 1837 for six months unless sooner discharged.

This hand-drawn Muster Roll contains the following headings: (1) Number, (2) Names, (3) Rank, (4) Enrollment Date, (5) Description of Horses, (6) State of the Company when enrolled Jan. 27th 1837, and (7) State of the Company when mustered March 27th 1837.

All were enrolled at Fort Beckham except 1st Lieut. Tillis who enrolled at Fort Reed. Officers enrolled by Lt. Col. Mills; enlisted men were all enrolled by Captain Edwards. When first enrolled virtually all of the Company was present. When mustered they were about equally divided between Fort Beckham and Fort Reed except for Privates Willis Medlin, Senr., and Henry S. Swinney who were sick.

Certified a true Muster Roll for “the period herein mentioned” by Captain James Edwards, Commanding Company.

March 27, 1837

Fort Beckham. L. B. Read, Inspecting & Mustering Officer, certified he had examined the Muster Roll and mustered and inspected above Company on the date and place stated.