Natchez in Adams County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Bernardo de Gálvez
Don Bernardo de Gálvez, Spanish Governor of Louisiana, 1776-1783, in a brilliant campaign, with the aid of regular troops, militia, volunteers, and a few Americans, captured Baton Rouge from the British on September 21, 1779. Terms included the surrender of Fort Panmure in Natchez, which was occupied by Spanish troops on October 5, 1779. The signing of the Treaty of San Lorenzo on October 27, 1795 ended Spanish control of Natchez.
Erected 1985 by the Mississippi State Society, Daughters of the American Revolution; Mrs. William Edwin O’Hare, State Regent. Dedicated on October 29th.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1862.
Location. 31° 33.51′ N, 91° 24.497′ W. Marker is in Natchez, Mississippi, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of South Canal Street and D A Biglane Street, on the right when traveling south on South Canal StreetTouch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Natchez MS 39120, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ft. Rosalie (Ft. Panmure) (within shouting distance of this marker); Rosalie Cemetery (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Rosalie (about 500 feet away); Intersection of South Broadway and Washington streets (about 700 feet away); Texada (about 700 feet away); Intersection of Washington and South Wall Streets (about 800 feet away); Silver Street and Natchez Under-the-Hill (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Spanish Lay Out a Permanent Town (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Natchez.
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Also see . . .
1. Bernardo de Gálvez.
Bernardo de Gálvez (1746-1786), a Spanish colonial administrator, was captain general of Louisiana during the American Revolutionary War. His heroic exploits against the British during the war won him fame both in Spain and in America. (Submitted on August 14, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. The Forgotten Revolutionary Conquistador Who Saved Louisiana.
Few Americans have heard of this Spanish nobleman who became governor of the province of Louisiana on January 1,1777. (Submitted on August 14, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
3. Bernardo de Galvez.
If it hadn’t been for a Spaniard named Bernardo de Galvez — and yes, Galveston is named for him — the United States might not exist. (Submitted on August 14, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 11, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 14, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 1,088 times since then and 41 times this year. It was the Marker of the Week September 21, 2014. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 14, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. 4. submitted on March 12, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. 5, 6. submitted on August 14, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.