Chronology of Fort Caroline
Exploration through Destruction
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Ribault's First Expedition
18 Feb. 1562 - Ribault leaves le Havre
22 Apr. 1564 - Laudonniere leaves le Havre
Ribault's Second Expedition
22 Mar. 1565 - Menendez assigned to conquer Florida
De Gourgue' Expedition
Aug. 1567 - De Gourges departs
22 April 1568 - He lands in Florida
4 April - He takes the 2 Spanish forts
27 April - Captures Fort San Mateo (Fort Caroline)
27-28 April - Massacre of the Spaniards
3 May - De Gourgues leaves Florida
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Did You Know?
One of the Huguenot inhabitants of la Caroline had the surname of "DuVal.” Jacksonville, Florida, where the national memorial is located, is within Duval County which is named for Florida's first civilian territorial governor, William Pope Duval, a Huguenot descendant. More...