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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

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Jun 26 2021
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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There is no charge for this event, and no prior registration required. Park attendance may be limited due to safety regulations related to COVID-19 pandemic. Please check for up-to-date information.


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Additional time info:

Re-enactments take place at 11 AM and 1 PM Additional activities occurring throughout the day.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


Fort Mose Historic State Park

15 Fort Mose Trail, St. Augustine, FL 32084

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