Elizabeth Lichtenstein Johnston’s book Recollections of a Georgia Loyalist also offers a female perspective on the American Revolution in Georgia. Similar to Abigail Minis, Elizabeth Johnston also hailed from Savannah, Georgia. Unlike Abigail Minis, Johnston was a loyalist. When British forces evacuated Savannah in 1782, Johnston’s family left never to return. After fleeing Savannah, Johnston’s family lived in South Carolina, Florida, Scotland, Jamaica and finally Nova Scotia. With the help of her grandson, Elizabeth Johnston wrote down her memories of Georgia during the Revolution at the age of 72.
Johnston, Elizabeth Lichtenstein. Recollections of a Georgia Loyalist. Edited by Arthur Wentworth Eaton. London: De La More Press, 1836.
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