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 24 2023
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 its significance to local, African-American, and US histories.

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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  • Jun 24, 2023 at 10:00 am - 03:00 pm (Sat)
* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


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15 Fort Mose Trail, St. Augustine, FL 32084

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