The first phase of attack was coordinated by the black
warrior John Caesar and King Philip, one of the leading
Seminole chiefs. Leading a mixed force of black and Indian
warriors, Caesar and Philip ransacked plantations in
south of St. Augustine. Within two days they had destroyed five plantations.
Field slaves swarmed to the uprising, many painting their faces to symbolize their new allegiance.
Boyd "Seminole" 59-65, Motte 277-79.
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