Many of the men listed in the Urban Militia were active in various schemes designed to divest Spain of its Florida territory; many others faithfully served to protect Spain’s right to Florida.
Officers Andres Atkinson Captain Guillermo Lawrence Lieutenant Ruben Hogans Sub-Lieutenant Issac Carter Sergeant Daniel Hogans Sergeant Pedro Maxey Corporal Jacobo Worley Corporal Carlos Breward (Broward) Corporal Guillermo Carter Corporal Privates… read more →
This muster roll comes from Spanish records made as part of Florida’s transition back to Spanish control at the end of the American Revolution. The East Florida Militia, later known as the King’s (Carolina) Rangers, muster roll shows they were about to disband.
Nephew to Napoleon Bonaparte, Achille Murat served as a Lt. Colonel in Florida’s territorial militia. It is hard to imagine such an aristocrat leading Florida frontier militia into the wooded wilds and swamps, but he did.