The American Revolution in West Florida

For years it was ignored by history books, but recently scholars of the revolution have begun to emphasize the importance of fighting along the Gulf Coast of North America in discussions about the later years of the Revolutionary War. This week on the Florida History Podcast we discuss the Gulf Coast Campaign by Spain and the Continental Army against British West Florida. Note that our entire narrative takes place on what are now parts of other states but were governed by the British as part of their colony of West Florida. Additionally, the campaign’s goal was to take Pensacola, but needed to liberate British held locales between the Mississippi River and thew West Florida capital city.

By Augusto Ferrer-Dalmau – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,

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