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

St. Peter's Bastion

Baluarte de San Pedro

 
 
St. Peter's Bastion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 2, 2011
1. St. Peter's Bastion Marker
Inscription. During Queen Anne's War (1702) English siege trenches came "within a pistol shot" of this point. English ships blockaded the harbor and 500 soldiers and indians took the town. The Castillo offered the only safety, so 200 Spanish soldiers and 1300 civilians crowded into its protective walls. The siege lasted 50 days.

On Christmas the English were reinforced, but when Spanish ships from Habana arrived the next day, the English burned the town and marched back to Charleston.
 
Location. 29° 53.856′ N, 81° 18.706′ W. Marker is in St. Augustine, Florida, in Saint Johns County. Marker can be reached from South Castillo Drive (State Road A1A), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located at the parapet of Castillo de San Marcos. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Augustine FL 32084, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Well (a few steps from this marker); Ramp (within shouting distance of this marker); Plaza-Courtyard (within shouting distance of this marker); Lines of Defense (within shouting distance of this marker); Firing Steps (within shouting distance of this marker);
St. Peter's Bastion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 2, 2011
2. St. Peter's Bastion Marker
British Quarters (within shouting distance of this marker); La Necesaria (within shouting distance of this marker); Chapel of St. Mark (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Augustine.
 
Also see . . .
1. 1702 Siege of St. Augustine. (Submitted on August 25, 2011, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Castillo de San Marcos National Monument. NPS website. (Submitted on August 25, 2011, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, Castles
 
St. Peter's Bastion from Outside the Castillo image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 2, 2011
3. St. Peter's Bastion from Outside the Castillo
The 1702 Siege Lines image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 2, 2011
4. The 1702 Siege Lines
the 1702 siege lines ran across what is now covered by the outer works and covered way of the Castillo.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 25, 2011, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 296 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 25, 2011, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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