The Massacre at San Felipe

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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