FLOR500, Garden 34 Antonio Garcon, Interpreter (?–1816) During the British period, (1763–1781 in Pensacola) Antonio Garcon supplied the military with meat and acted as interpreter between the British and the Indians. During the War of 1812, the British built a fort on the Apalachicola River. When they evacuated, several hundred free blacks and escaped slaves, and some Choctaw Indians remained, and the fort became known as Negro Fort. Garcon was its leader. The inhabitants launched raids into Georgia, and Andrew Jackson had the fort destroyed. Garcon was killed by Creek Indians allied with the Americans.
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Antonio Garcon, Interpreter

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Antonio Garcon, Interpreter

(?–1816)

During the British period, (1763–1781 in Pensacola) Antonio Garcon supplied the military with meat and acted as interpreter between the British and the Indians. During the War of 1812, the British built a fort on the Apalachicola River. When they evacuated, several hundred free blacks and escaped slaves, and some Choctaw Indians remained, and the fort became known as Negro Fort. Garcon was its leader. The inhabitants launched raids into Georgia, and Andrew Jackson had the fort destroyed. Garcon was killed by Creek Indians allied with the Americans.





 




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