The Battle of Alligator Bridge June 30, 1778

For a little over two years, no battles were fought in the English southern colonies. England was too busy fighting to defend their northern English colonies from the mighty Northern Anishinabek Confederations, from mid 1776 through mid 1778. However, by mid 1778 the northern English colonies had been reinforced with 10,000s of English, French, German and other white European soldiers, as well as with huge supplies of new weapons and ammunition. Since England had now ended the sieges the large northern English cities (Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, and Quebec) had endured since 1775, they started to focus their attentions on regaining control of their southern colonies, which the mighty Southern Anishinabe Confederation controlled. It was in Florida where the English commenced to resume the war against the Southern Anishinabe Confederation. Florida had been conquered by the southern Anishinabek during the 1752-1763 war, and was not considered to be crucial by the southern Anishinabek during the early years of the 1774-1794 war. They concentrated their military efforts on the English colonies north of Florida because thatís where the English whites lived.

In late June of 1778, a large force of 1,100 English soldiers went on the military offensive against the southern Anishinabek who lived in Florida. Their goals were to gain a secure foothold in Florida, in order to establish an English military presence there. They constructed fortifications first which didnít go unnoticed by the southern Anishinabek. In response to the deliberate invasion into their Florida land, the southern Anishinabek and their Indian allies and their black allies, commenced to prepare for the coming battles they would soon fight against the invading whites. Within and around the English fortifications, were close to 1,100 English soldiers who may have had fortifications which offered some form of protection, but the forts were not strongly built. Upon arriving to the English forts, the brave soldiers from the Southern Anishinabe Confederation commenced to attack the English soldiers hiding in their fortifications. I am not certain if the Indians won this battle or if the whites did, because historians claim the white rebels invasion into Florida failed. If they consider it a white rebel invasion into obvious southern Anishinabe Florida, it means it was an Anishinabe victory. I have no idea what the casualties were in this battle.