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El Neptuno

 
 
El Neptuno Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2010
1. El Neptuno Marker
Inscription. Spanish 12-pounder bronze smooth bore gun named
El Neptuno
Captured by the United States Navy from the Mexicans in California in 1847
 
Location. 38° 58.964′ N, 76° 29.103′ W. Marker is in Annapolis, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Click for map. Marker is located on the grounds of the United States Naval Academy, on Stribling Walk between Maryland Avenue and Bancroft Hall. Marker is in this post office area: Annapolis MD 21402, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Damian (here, next to this marker); Mexican War Midshipmen's Monument (here, next to this marker); St. Joseph (here, next to this marker); One Hundredth Anniversary of the U.S. Naval Academy (within shouting distance of this marker); On this spot (within shouting distance of this marker); Joseph Nicholson Home Site and Bandstand (within shouting distance of this marker); Zimmerman Bandstand (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Commander William Lewis Herndon (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Annapolis.
 
Also see . . .  The Mexican–American War - California Campaign. January 9, 1847, the Americans fought and won the Battle of La
El Neptuno. Spanish 12-pounder image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 5, 2010
2. El Neptuno. Spanish 12-pounder
Mesa. On January 12, the last significant body of Californios surrendered to U.S. forces. That marked the end of armed resistance in California, and the Treaty of Cahuenga was signed the next day, on January 13, 1847. (Submitted on April 9, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. MilitaryWar, Mexican-American
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 837 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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