William Frazer, an ordinary soldier in the Seminole war was ordered to take action against the creeks in southern Florida; he started his marched from Fort Mitchell in 1817 with his 200 fellow soldiers when he was called to order. The soldiers had expected the creek warriors' reactions were to be slightly territorial, as they hoped for the opposite. For many of the men it was their first time to the south of Florida and that included William Frazer, with expectations of sickness and populated lands, but they were shocked by the rural lands and the dozens of black slaves that worked these cotton fields.
William Frazer was put through change in his journey through the south; from religion, diet and money to the difference of the types of characters met in these areas. William Frazer met challenges in his expenses when he borrowed money from a friend he found the south 'ate' all of his money before he could regenerate it.
William Frazer did not suffer in his time as a soldier, but was vulnerable to change because of the lack of experience in his earlier life. He was not nervous of the challenges he was going to face, but of the challenges met at the time.