The Massacre at San Felipe

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In 1566, the doomed Spanish Fort of San Felipe would be selected by Spain as their spot in the New World.  The fort which was located on what is now modern-day Parris Island would be abandoned after the British under Sir Francis Drake attacked Saint Augustine.  The spanish would keep St. Augustine but lose San Felipe when, in a revolt slaves and indians rose up, murdered the remaining spaniards and disappeared into the South Carolina backcountry.

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