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Battle of Bloody Mose

Presented by Fort Mose Historical Society and Fort Mose Historic State Park at Fort Mose Historic State Park, St. Augustine FL

Jun 25 2022
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

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Fort Mose Historic State Park

15 Fort Mose Trail, St. Augustine, FL 32084

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