Author: R. Boyd Murphree

R. Boyd Murphree is an audiovisual archivist with Area and Special Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville. He previously worked for the Papers of Abraham Lincoln and the State Archives of Florida. Murphree has published in the Florida Historical Quarterly, the Tallahassee Democrat, the Gainesville Sun, and contributed a chapter in Weitz and Sheppard, Forgotten Front: Florida during the Civil War Era (2018). He is also the coeditor and a contributing author to The Governors of Florida, University Press of Florida, forthcoming (May 2020). Murphree is currently working on a biography of Governor John Milton of Florida.

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Milton’s Odyssey: The Revolutionary and Post-Revolutionary Service of Georgia’s John Milton

Georgia’s fragile independence within the new American republic was shattered on December 29, 1778, when British troops attacked Savannah. Despite clear signs that the British were coming, the capital of the state on that December morning was caught by surprise. Panic set in as the redcoats approached the city. State officials and soldiers fled for […]

by R. Boyd Murphree