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St. Augustine in St. Johns County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

St. Charles Bastion

Baluarte de San Carlos

 
 
St. Charles Bastion Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, August 2, 2011
1. St. Charles Bastion Marker
Inscription.  Here in 1740 the sentry rang the alarm whenever he saw a puff of smoke from enemy cannon across the bay. It was the signal for prayer.

Only two men in the fort were killed during the 27-day bombardment.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraForts and Castles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1740.
 
Location. 29° 53.881′ N, 81° 18.675′ W. Marker is in St. Augustine, Florida, in St. Johns County. Marker can be reached from South Castillo Drive (State Road A1A), on the right when traveling north. Located at the parapet of Castillo de San Marcos. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. 1740 Siege (a few steps from this marker); Cannon (a few steps from this marker); It Begins / Ya comienza (a few steps from this marker); Indian Prisoners (a few steps from this marker); Reading the Cannon / Claves de cañones (a few steps from this marker); Sizzling Salvo / Al rojo vivo (a few steps from this
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marker); Matanzas Bay (a few steps from this marker); Vigia de San Carlos (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Augustine.
 
Also see . . .  Castillo de San Marcos National Monument. NPS website. (Submitted on August 21, 2011, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Bay Face of the Bastion image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, August 2, 2011
2. Bay Face of the Bastion
Cannon and sentry box stand above the parapet.
Sentry Box image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, August 2, 2011
3. Sentry Box
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 21, 2011, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 480 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 21, 2011, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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