National Landmark Fort Mose recreates the
Battle of Bloody Mose
June 26, 2021
10 am - 3 pm
Fort Mose Historic State Park, 15 Fort Mose Trail, St. Augustine, FL
Reenactments at 11 am and 1 pm
Special features throughout the day
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Did you know?
Gracia Real de Santa Teresa de Mose, or Fort Mose, was the destination of the original Underground Railroad, running south. It was home to the first legally sanctioned free Black community in North America!
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, Fort Mose militia and Yamassee 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 by the Spanish, British troops retreated from Spanish Florida.
The Battle of Bloody Mose event is open to the general public at no cost. Donations and Memberships are gratefully accepted.
Please visit www.fortmose.org often for event updates.
This event is supported in part by a Visitor Experience grant from the St. Johns County Tourist Development Council and by a State of the Arts Grant made possible by the
St. Johns Cultural Council.
We’re also grateful for invaluable assistance from our Partners including Castillo de San Marcos, St. Augustine Garrison, and St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum
Fort Mose Historical Society
Incorporated in 1996: 25 Years of ‘Telling the Story’
Selected Awards & Honors
Site of Memory, UNESCO Slave Route Project
US National Historic Landmark
Citizen Support Organization of the Year, Historical Resources: FL Park Service