In our latest edition of the Albion Florida series of The Florida History Podcast, we focus on the the push to liberate 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. The campaign conducted 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.
Albion Florida series:
Episode 1- Introduction, El Camino Real and why Florida was different
Episode 2- Building the Castillo de San Marcos
Episode 3- Queen Anne’s War Part 1- March to war, Battle of the Flint River, Siege of St Augustine
Episode 4- Apalachee Massacre, destruction and depopulation of Spanish La Florida
Episode 5- Runaway slaves, free African-Americans and the start of the War of Jenkins Ear
Episode 6- War of Jenkins Ear
Episode 7- Florida Becomes British
Episode 8- British East and West Florida 1763-1775
Episode 9- The American Revolution begins – Florida’s role
Episode 10- Catholicism’s role and other factors that kept Florida loyal to Britain
Episode 11- Patrick Tonyn & The first Continental Army invasion of Florida
Episode 12- Battles of Thomas Creek & Alligator Creek Bridge
Episode 13- West Florida front
Episode 14- Pensacola
Episode 15- St Augustine 1779-1782
Episode 16: 1784-1819, finishing up the era
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All the episodes can be found here