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Loyalist Muster Rolls
Despite the many different small units raised in the Province of West Florida, this was the only one placed on the Provincial Establishment.
Two cavalry troops were originally raised in early 1780, commanded by Captain Adam CHRYSTIE. Both troops were killed or captured during and shortly after the Siege of Mobile.
A third troop, of new recruits and survivors of the first unit, was raised afterwards and served in the Siege of Pensacola. After their capture there, the few survivors were sent to New York, where they seem to have been disbanded in 1782.
The earliest roll of this corps is quite rare. It is of Captain Patrick STRACHAN's Troop, one of the original two raised in 1780. It accompanies his memorial in the Audit Office Papers, Class 13, Volume 37.
All other rolls are taken of Captain CHRYSTIE's Troop after the fall of Pensacola. They are in the National Archives of Canada, Ward Chipman Papers, MG 23, Volume 27.
An original duplicate of one of the rolls can be found in the New Jersey State Archives, Department of Defense, Military Records, Revolutionary War, Box 20.
For additional information on this regiment please see the Regimental History of the West Florida Royal Foresters.
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