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The Sack of St.Augustine! Searle's Raid,March 2015

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In 1668 Capt. Robert Searle and his privateers sailed from Jamaica to loot the silver ingots held in the royal coffers at St. Augustine. Under cover of night, they slipped into the harbor and attacked the sleeping town...

We are always looking for new recruits to portray townspeople, garrison soldiers, Native Americans, and buccaneers! Our focus is on an accurate historical impression, using correct materials, styles, and equipment. You need not be a historian, actor, or military enthusiast to participate.

WARNING ORDER

The 17th annual, historical re-enactment of The Sack of St. Augustine: Capt. Robert Searle's Raid of 1668 will take place March 5th - March 8th 2015, in St. Augustine, Florida. Camp setup will begin on Thursday March 5th after 12pm at The Fountain of Youth Park. The battle in downtown St Augustine will be held on Saturday March 7th at 5pm, starting in the city Plaza.

There will be a parade of arms downtown Friday evening at 5pm to announce the battle on Saturday. (Be aware that all participants will be dressed as Spanish for the Friday parade.)

PLEASE NOTE:

· This Event is a historical re-enactment. Historically accurate garb and gear are required to participate in this Event. Please contact Jeff Johnson or William Kunze to let us know that you are or any of your crewe will be joining us for the festivities

.No "skull and crossbone's" will be allowed. Not on Flags, clothing, or gear of any kind. There is no historical evidence of these standards flown in this time period.

· English buccaneers and Spanish soldados - musketeers are needed! Matchlock, snaphaunce ,doglock, and miquelet muskets will be accepted. Queen Anne pistols will be allowed. Research shows them being used as early as 1660.

· Native Americanre-enactors, doing Timucua, Apalachee, and Guale, are especially welcome!

· If you are a sutler and interested in selling period correct items at this Event, please contact me asap at jeffjohnsonfl@yahoo.com. There are no sutler fees!

· The Fountain of Youth Park has onside bathroom and shower facilities.

There will be a $15 registration fee for this event. This will cover meals, gunpowder, fire wood and hay for the event. Everyone is on their own on Thrusday for food, we will have meals for you on Friday and Saturday.

For further information, please e-mail us at jeffjohnsonfl@yahoo.com or call 904-534-6168.

Please come join us!

Jeff Johnson

-Leftenant, -Quartermaster / Information Officer, Searle's Buccaneers(c. 1668)

--Leftenant of Musket, Capt. John Tilden'sCompanie, Prince Rupert's Regiment of Foote (c. 1645) [members, Sealed Knot UK]

--Leftenant of Musket /Quartermaster Gordon's Musketeers, Strathbogie Regiment (c. 1639 and 1644)

-Leftenant / Quartermaster,Drake's Men (c. 1586)

904-534-6168

E-mail: jeffjohnsonfl@yahoo.com

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Jessica and I will see you there!

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the mind is still not made up yet ...

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http://s360.photobucket.com/user/ysail2/library/searles%20raid%202014?sort=2&page=1

here is a link to last years searles raid...the first bunch of pages are of the trip down there and wednesday night before we set up on thursday, so the interesting pics start on page 6 ...

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Jas. Smythe has his tickets ready.

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The wench and I will be there again this year Mate! looking forward to the adventure!

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Searles This weekend.......Yo Ho!

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