6th Regiment of Florida Volunteer Infantry
Company H, the "Union Rebels"
Located in Northwest Florida, Company H (“Union Rebels”) was established June 17th, 2012. We are a reactivated Confederate Infantry Company that was originally organized in March, 1862, at Chattahoochee, Florida. The “Union Rebels” was raised in Walton (which then included present day Okaloosa County) and Santa Rosa counties.
Re-enacting is a dynamic display of living history. Our purpose is to encourage and promote the study of the history of the American Civil War (with emphasis on the histories of Company H, 6th Florida Infantry Regiment, and Company K, 7th Florida Infantry Regiment) and various civilian impressions through the presentation of lectures and living history exhibits at various public places including schools, parks, Civil War battle sites, museums and the like. We participate in historically accurate reenactments of various Civil War events, and other such public displays, demonstrations and/or lectures in order to educate and inform the general public. In all cases, we strive to reflect the highest and best standards of community service and historical authenticity in the conduct, dress, grooming, and equipment of all members of our organization.
The "Union Rebels" is a small unit. We support living history events and educational programs in Northwest Florida. For "combat" events, we we relinquish our "Union Rebels" identity and support Company K (Key West Avengers), 7th Florida Infantry. We routinely participate in events in Florida (Ocala, Olustee, Natural Bridge, Trenton), and have travelled to Alabama (Selma), Georgia (Resaca, Atlanta, Tunnel Hill), Kentucky (Perryville), Pennsylvania (Gettysburg), South Carolina (Ehrhardt), Tennessee (Franklin), and Virginia (1st Manassas).
While we are a “Confederate” unit, we believe that galvanizing is an important part of our re-creation of American Civil War history and will on occasion don a Federal uniform to assist other units or events.
Battle Re-enactment - Battle of Olustee (Ocean Pond)
Olustee Historic Battlefield State Park
5815 Battlefield Trail Road, Olustee, FL 32087
Presentation to American History course at Northwest Florida Sate College, 1170 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547