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  • Today in Florida History July 27, 1816 – The first major military engagement of the First Seminole War, the Battle of Negro Fort, took place on this date. The fort, located on Prospect Bluff on the Apalachicola River, was originally established by the British during the War of 1812. Many of the African Americans fighting with the British stayed at the post. In the ensuing years, many runaway slaves from Georgia and Florida moved...Read more
 

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