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Your search for posts with tags containing East Florida found 13 posts

The Connolly Plot

During the Revolutionary War, Pittsburgh was a place of constant political and economic intrigue, double-dealing, subversion, back-stabbing, disloyalty, and treachery. One of the earliest... The post The Connolly Plot appeared first on Journal of the...

Minorcans, New Smyrna, and the American Revolution in East Florida

Beyond Florida’s state boundaries the history of New Smyrna is seldom mentioned.[1] Well known to the locals of New Smyrna Beach, the region’s settlement by... The post Minorcans, New Smyrna, and the American Revolution in East Florida...

The East Florida Gazette, 1783–1784

East Florida only had one newspaper in the colony’s entire history. The newspaper went live during the final year of the American War for... The post The East Florida Gazette, 1783–1784 appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Bernard Romans and the First Attempt at Fortifying the Hudson River

Lord Stirling was not happy. The American brigadier general[1] was on a mission from George Washington to inspect the newly built fortifications in the Hudson... The post Bernard Romans and the First Attempt at Fortifying the Hudson River appeared...

James Moore’s Commission in the East Florida Rangers

Under the leadership of Royal Governor Patrick Tonyn, East Florida remained in the hands of the British Crown during the Imperial Crisis, not an... The post James Moore’s Commission in the East Florida Rangers appeared first on Journal of the American...

David Holmes, Timothy Barnard, and Questionable Loyalties

With the Revolutionary War in full swing by August 1776, George Galphin penned a letter to his nephew, Timothy Barnard. Galphin started his letter... The post David Holmes, Timothy Barnard, and Questionable Loyalties appeared first on Journal of the American...

This Week on Dispatches: Robert Davis on Georgia and the American Revolution

In this week’s Dispatches host Brady Crytzer interviews distinguished historian Robert “Bob” Davis about Georgia’s unique role in the American Revolution as the colony that... The post This Week on Dispatches: Robert Davis...

James Grant’s American Confession

In American history, the name James Grant became synonymous with advocacy for British supremacy in colonial matters. For much of Grant’s early military career,... The post James Grant’s American Confession appeared first on Journal of the...

William Taylor: Loyalist Refugee in East Florida

During the War for American Independence, displaced Loyalists from the southern colonies sought refuge in East Florida. Due to a large influx of refugees,... The post William Taylor: Loyalist Refugee in East Florida appeared first on Journal of the American...

Patrick Tonyn: Britain’s Most Effective Revolutionary-Era Royal Governor

Even among historians of the American Revolution, the name of East Florida’s royal governor, Patrick Tonyn, is all but unknown. However, Tonyn proved himself... The post Patrick Tonyn: Britain’s Most Effective Revolutionary-Era Royal Governor...

Daniel McGirth, Banditti on the Southern Frontier

The story repeated itself time and again across the southern districts of Georgia.  Alarms raised loudly across a broad area with tales of imminent... The post Daniel McGirth, Banditti on the Southern Frontier appeared first on Journal of the American...

The Loyalist Exodus of 1778

In March 1778, several hundred South Carolina Loyalists began a march to the British province of East Florida to seek refuge from persecution and assist the British. Their successful effort threw the Whigs of South Carolina and Georgia into a panic and...

John Houstoun and the 1778 Expedition to East Florida

At the time of the revolution, John Houstoun was one of four brothers from a prominent plantation owning family in Georgia.   Unlike Patrick and George, younger brothers John and James were both patriots from the late 1760s when they were educated in...

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