Many varied types of organizations, generally spoken of as the militia, came into existence during the Seminole wars in Florida. They ranged from ephemeral units, organized for a particular purpose and at a particular time which were disbanded after a retaliatory attack had been made on the Indians, or the raiding Indians had been dispersed to the fairly well organized military unit, mobilized under the authority of the territorial and national governments and attached to the Federal army.
Cobb, Samuel E.
"The Florida Militia and the Affair at Withlacoochee,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 19
, Article 5.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol19/iss2/5