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Revolutionary War

During the American Revolution:

  • East and west Florida were British colonies.
  • Florida colonies remained loyal to the crown; the Floridas served as a haven for Southern loyalists.
  • Several skirmishes were fought along the Georgia-Florida border; Pensacola was captured by Spanish forces.

Because the Revolution took place before America acquired Florida, the Archives contains no original material about the conflict. We do have published books in the Genealogical Collection pertaining to the Revolutionary War, including:

imls180.for.panel.jpgMany of these resources and programs are funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Florida's LSTA program is administered by the Department of State's Division of Library and Information Services.