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San Cayetano

 
 
San Cayetano Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 2010
1. San Cayetano Marker
Inscription.  Spanish 18-pounder bronze smooth bore gun named
San Cayetano
Captured by the United States Navy from the Mexicans in California in 1847
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: MilitaryWar, Mexican-American. A significant historical year for this entry is 1847.
 
Location. 38° 58.925′ N, 76° 29.207′ W. Marker is in Annapolis, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker is on Blake Road near Maryland Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Located Northwest side of the Naval Academy Chapel, in front of Administration Building. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Annapolis MD 21402, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Spanish 18-Pounder (here, next to this marker); Old Fashioned Anchors (within shouting distance of this marker); 14cm 3.5 inch Gun (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Naval Academy Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Peggy Stewart House (within shouting distance of this marker); Made from USS Lexington Recycled Plastic Waste
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Preble Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); SS Central America Bell (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map 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 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 10, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
San Cayetano Cannon and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., March 15, 2008
2. San Cayetano Cannon and Marker
Note the marker's original placement in this photo taken two years before the above picture.
Spanish 18-Pounder Marker (left) and San Cayetano Cannons image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., March 15, 2008
3. Spanish 18-Pounder Marker (left) and San Cayetano Cannons
The building in the background is Old Quarters No. 10 and No. 11, currently serving as the Naval Academy Administration Building. What looks like decorative cement balls on either side of the entrance are actually Stone Cannon Balls, "Type of 600 pound shot fired by Turks from their great guns" during the "conquest of Constantinople, 1453."
San Cayetano Cannon Crest image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., March 15, 2008
4. San Cayetano Cannon Crest
Detail of the crest on the cannon.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 10, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 922 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 10, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2, 3, 4. submitted on April 16, 2010, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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