By 1812, the majority of Florida’s residents were Anglos: former British Loyalists, recent British immigrants, or new settlers from the American states to the north. Spanish laws were strict. To have property or any other type of resident rights, one had to serve in the militia.
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 →