St. Augustine in St. Johns County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Site of El Pozo
Main Battery with which General James Oglethorpe shelled Castillo de San Marcos
June – July 1740
This monument erected by the St. Augustine Historical Society and Institute of Science.
Besieging forces including Georgia and Carolina Provincial Militia, Indians and an English Fleet failed to reduce the city after 29 days siege and withdrew.
Governor Manuel de Montiano made wise defence – city’s inhabitants and garrison crowded in the fort faced starvation until relief eluded the English blockade.
This park is property of the St. Augustine Historical Society and the Institute of Science.
Erected 1938 by St. Augustine Historical Society and Institute of Science.
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Forts and Castles • Parks & Recreational Areas.
Location. 29° 53.701′ N, 81° 17.969′ W. Marker is in St. Augustine, Florida, in St. Johns County. Memorial Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 Oglethorpe Boulevard, Saint Augustine FL 32080, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Oglethorpe Battery Park (a few steps from this marker); Davis Shores (approx. 0.3 miles away); Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (approx. 0.7 miles away); St. Augustine Sea Wall (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Boat Basin (approx. 0.7 miles away); Saving the Seawall / Salvando el malecón (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Historic St. Augustine Seawall (approx. 0.7 miles away); Weapons of War / Artillería (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Augustine.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 28, 2021, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 28, 2021, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.