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First Muster of Florida’s Militia

Florida National Guard

 
 
First Muster of Florida’s Militia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, July 25, 2020
1. First Muster of Florida’s Militia Marker
Inscription.  

Each year, the Florida National Guard celebrates the anniversary of the First Muster of Florida’s militia.

Governor Pedro Menendez organized the first group of Citizen Soldiers on September 16, 1565.
 
Erected by Florida Department of Military Affairs.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraMilitary.
 
Location. 29° 53.265′ N, 81° 18.57′ W. Marker is in St. Augustine, Florida, in St. Johns County. Memorial is at the intersection of Marine Street and St. Francis Street, on the left when traveling west on Marine Street. The marker is located on the Florida National Guard Headquarters parade ground. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 82 Marine Street, Saint Augustine FL 32084, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. State Arsenal (a few steps from this marker); St. Francis Barracks (a few steps from this marker); British Military Headquarters 1767 (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Seminole War (within shouting distance of this marker);
First Muster of Florida’s Militia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, July 25, 2020
2. First Muster of Florida’s Militia Marker
Mexican War (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War (within shouting distance of this marker); Tovar House (within shouting distance of this marker); González-Alvarez House (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Augustine.
 
Florida National Guard Headquarters image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, July 25, 2020
3. Florida National Guard Headquarters
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 20, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 38 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 20, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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