Fort Caroline

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Fort Caroline

3rd Rhode Island Artillery preparing to fire

Brigade Surgeon

Life in the colony turned out to be difficult. The French colonists were unskilled in growing crops or gathering their own food and instead relied upon the Timucuans. The climate was very different from that of France and the people began to suffer from disease and starvation.

By founding the Fort Caroline settlement, France attempted to gain a foothold in a part of the New World previously claimed only by Spain. Eventually, these two European countries would fight for permanent control of Florida.

Fort Caroline

3rd Rhode Island Artillery firing cannon

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