Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Battle of Fort Mose

Image from here. This battle took place today in 1740 - read the wiki 
where it says
A Spanish column of 300 regular troops, free black militia and Indian auxiliaries commanded by Captain Antonio Salgado stormed the strategically crucial position of Fort Mose,[7] occupied by 170 British soldiers under Colonel John Palmer as a part of James Oglethorpe's offensive to capture St. Augustine. Taken by surprise, the British garrison was virtually annihilated.[7]

News item about Fort Mose reenactment

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