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Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic
 

Admiral Juan Alejandro Acosta

 
 
Admiral Juan Alejandro Acosta Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 10, 2018
1. Admiral Juan Alejandro Acosta Marker
Inscription.

Plaza Patriótica
Almirante Juan Alejandro Acosta
Abril 14 de 1814 - Abril 03 de 1886
Fundador de la Marina de Guerra Dominicana, al cumplir la primera misión oficial de la Junta Central Gubernativa de la naciente República Dominicana, cuando el 28 de febrero de 1844, se le ordenó zarpar a Curazao, como capitán del Bergantin Goleta "La Leonor" para traer del exilio al Padre de La Patria Juan Pablo Duarte, retornando el 15 de marzo de 1844.

La gloriosa bandera dominicana ondeó por primera vez en aguas internacionales como símbolo de la identidad de un pueblo libre y soberano.

CPEP
Comisión Permanente de Efemérides Patrias.
Fundacion Luces y Sombras.
Gobierno Constitucional
Dr. Leonel Fernández
2004 - 2008
15 de Marzo del 2006

English translation:
Patriotic Plaza
Admiral Juan Alejandro Acosta
April 14, 1814 - April 3, 1886
Founder of the Dominican Navy, while fulfilling the first official mission of the Central Government Board of the nascent Dominican Republic, on February 28, 1844, he was ordered to set sail to Curaçao, as captain of the brig-schooner "La Leonor" to bring the Father of the Nation Juan Pablo Duarte from exile, returning on March 15, 1844.

The glorious Dominican flag
Admiral Juan Alejandro Acosta Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 10, 2018
2. Admiral Juan Alejandro Acosta Marker
The bust of Admiral Juan Alejandro Acosta is to the left in this view. To the right, interestingly, is a bust of Admiral José Prudencio Padilla López. Padilla López (b. March 19, 1784, in Riohacha, Colombia – d. February 2, 1828, Bogotá, Colombia) was a Colombian military leader who fought in the Spanish American Wars of Independence. He is best known for his victory in the Battle of Lake Maracaibo on July 24, 1823, in which a royalist Spanish fleet was defeated.

The flag above the monument is of Colombia, presumably in honor of Padilla López.
waved for the first time in international waters as a symbol of the identity of a free and sovereign people.

CPEP
Permanent Commission of Patriotic Ephemerides
Foundation Lights and Shadows
Constitutional Government
Dr. Leonel Fernández
2004 - 2008
March 15, 2006

 
Erected 2006 by Comisión Permanente de Efemérides Patrias.
 
Location. 18° 28.729′ N, 69° 52.978′ W. Marker is in Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional. Marker is at the intersection of Avenida Francisco Alberto Caamaño Deñó and Puente Flotante, on the left when traveling north on Avenida Francisco Alberto Caamaño Deñó. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional 10212, Dominican Republic.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Atarazanas School (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Salomé Ureña de Henríquez (about 120 meters away); Palace of the Viceroy Diego Colón (about 150 meters away); Duarte's Return from Exile (about 180 meters away); House of the Duarte y Díez Family (about 180 meters away); 1505 Colonial House (about 210 meters away); Nicolás de Ovando (about 240 meters away); The Colonial City of Santo Domingo (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santo Domingo.
 
Categories. Wars, Non-USWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 12, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 12, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 73 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 12, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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