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Searle's Sack of St. Augustine

Presented by Historic Florida Militia at St. George Street, from Plaza to Redoubt, St. Augustine FL

Mar 06 - 07 2015
Searle's Sack of St. Augustine

 In 1668, Captain Robert Searle and his privateers sailed from Jamaica to loot the silver ingots held in the royal coffers at St. Augustine. Under the cover of night, they slipped into the harbor and attacked the sleeping town, killing sixty people and pillaging
government buildings, churches and homes. The devastation wrought by these bloodthirsty pirates prompted Spain’s Council of the Indies to issue money to build a massive stone fortress on Matanzas Bay to protect the city. The Castillo de San Marcos
still stands as an enduring reminder

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Additional time info:

Friday procession starts at St. George and Cathedral Streets. Saturday encampment at Fountain of Youth is free (Encampment Area Only) 10AM-3PM Saturday Battle starts at 430 PM on St. George Street between King and Cathedral, and then up St. George to City Gates and Santo Domingo Redoubt.

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


St. George Street, from Plaza to Redoubt

St. George, St. Augustine, FL 32084

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