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Battle of Bloody Mose
Experience this historically accurate reenactment of the Battle of Bloody Mose, on the historic Fort Mose site. See the battle up close, and learn of the battle’s significance within local history, African-American history, and history of the U.S.
In 1740, British troops invaded Spanish St. Augustine, laying siege to Fort Mose and claiming it as their
own. General James Oglethorpe of Georgia led the charge.
But 16 days later, a defensive battalion of Spanish soldiers from the Castillo, Fort Mose Black militia, and Yamasee warriors surprised the British in an early morning attack. They quickly reclaimed Fort Mose through a fierce
display of force. Casualties were high, inspiring the British to name this encounter “The Battle of Bloody
Mose”. Following this stunning victory, British
15 Fort Mose Trail, St. Augustine, FL 32084