Fort Gadsden Historic Site
Site of the "Negro Fort"
The footbridge in the foreground
crosses over what remains of
the moat of the so-called "Negro
Fort," destroyed by U.S. troops in
1816.
The "Renegade Cemetery"
A single visible grave still marks
the site of what locals call the
"Renegade Cemetery," where
270 defenders of the "Negro
Fort" were buried after the
explosion that ended their
dreams of freedom.
Fort Gadsden and the "Negro Fort" - Florida
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