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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing),
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Vigne, Charles de La 1530- Soldier; born in France, presumably in 1530: was a member of Ribaut's expedition to Florida. in 1562; and aided in constructing Fort Caroline in 1564. Later he proved a faithful supporter of the governor against the movement to destroy the colony. When the fort was captured by Menendez de Aviles on the night of Sept. 20, 1565, he was one of the first of its defenders to be killed. He was the author of a narrative concerning the French colony in Florida. which was later published under the title of Copy of a letter coming from Florida in Henry Ternaux-Compans's Collection of narratives on Florida.
George Bancroft, History of the Colonization of the United States, Vol. 1, 17th edition., Chapter