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Port Royal, Kingston, Jamaica
 

Horatio Nelson in Jamaica

 
 
Horatio Nelson in Jamaica Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 22, 2015
1. Horatio Nelson in Jamaica Marker
Inscription.
In this place
dwelt
Horatio Nelson,
——————
You who tread his footprints
remember his glory.

 
Location. 17° 56.102′ N, 76° 50.568′ W. Marker is in Port Royal, Kingston. Marker can be reached from Norman Manley Highway. Click for map. The marker is mounted to the western interior wall of the Fort Charles historical site.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Charles (within shouting distance of this marker); The 1907 and 1957 Jamaica Earthquakes (within shouting distance of this marker); H.M.S. "Aboukir" (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); St. Peter's Church (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Historic Royal Naval Hospital (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Lucas Barrett (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Welcome to Port Royal (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); 'Ye Olde Parade Bar' (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Port Royal.
 
Regarding Horatio Nelson in Jamaica. Nelson was assigned to Fort Charles in Port Royal, Jamaica for about 30 months from 1779-1781. During most of this time he was ill with recurring bouts of malaria. In 1780 he did launch an attack from Port Royal on San Juan, Nicaragua,
Horatio Nelson in Jamaica Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 22, 2015
2. Horatio Nelson in Jamaica Marker
The small sign above the marker reads: "King's Battery."
which while successful initially, ultimately led to up to 2,500 troop deaths from malaria and other diseases. The English retired from the area after about six months. Nelson and his crews also harassed United States shipping interests during the American Revolution from Port Royal.
 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, CastlesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Horatio Nelson in Jamaica Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 22, 2015
3. Horatio Nelson in Jamaica Marker
This panoramic view of the interior of Fort Charles (looking south) includes the elevated walkway where Nelson supposedly watched for approaching enemy ships.
 
 
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