Fifth Annual Battle of Bloody Mose

On Saturday and Sunday, June 21-22, 2014, Florida Living History, Inc. along with Fort Mose Historic State Park and the Fort Mose Historical Society will host the fifth annual Battle of Bloody Mose Commemoration.

ST. AUGUSTINE, Florida – June 21-22, 2014 – In the early morning hours of June 26, 1740, the village of Gracia Real de Santa Teresa de Mose (mo-SAY), the first, legally sanctioned free black settlement in the continental U.S., became the site of the bloodiest battle in Florida’s part in the War of Jenkins’ Ear. That day saw Florida’s Spanish soldiers, black militia, and native Yamassee auxiliaries locked in a “clash of empires” with invading English and Scottish troops from Georgia, a battle that culminated in desperate, hand-to-hand fighting as Fort Mose, St. Augustine’s northern-most defense, burned around them. The decisive Spanish victory at “Bloody Mose” was one of the factors that ended British Georgia’s invasion of Spanish Florida.

This living history event featuring demonstrations and interpretations will take place on June 21-22, 2014, from 10AM to 3PM at Fort Mose Historic State Park – 15 Fort Mose Trail; St. Augustine, Florida.

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