Old St. Augustine; A Story of Three Centuries

Old St. Augustine; A Story of Three Centuries

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ... proper to make a Retreat, but first set Fire to that Galley on board of which Mr Morton was actually then in Chains and most inhumanly burnt in her." Hewit (History of South Carolina) tell us that Sullivan's Island received its name from one Florence O'SuIlivan, to whom the settlers gave a great gun, "which he placed on an island situate at the mouth of the harbor, to alarm the town in cases of invasion from the Spaniards." settlements; and the English invaded Florida and advanced upon San Augustin. In 1702, with an army of regulars, militia and Indians, came Governor Moore, of Carolina, to chastise the Spaniard, sack the town, demolish the castle and lead home a retinue of Indian slaves. At his approach, garrison and townspecple withdrew into Fort San Marco, shut themselves in with supplies for four months, raised the drawbridge and laughed defiance at the British forces. Moore invested the castle and entered upon a regular siege. There were sorties, feints and strategies. The siege was maintained for three months; and then, tired of the fruitless bombardment, Moore dispatched one of his officers to Jamaica for heavier artillery. Hardly had the ship disappeared to the southward, when two vessels, flying the Spanish ensign, hove in sight off the bar. Presto! the siege was raised; ships, stores and ammunition abandoned; and the Englishmen incontinently vanished. Back, three hundred miles overland to Charles Town, went Moore; and out from behind the coquina bastions came the released Spaniards, and set about the task of building anew their burned dwellings. Four years later an armament set sail from San Augustin bent on the destruction of the British. When they arrived off the coast, the columns of smoke on Sullivan's Island...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236536797
  • 9781236536792