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

Firing Steps

Banquetas

 
 
Firing Steps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 2, 2011
1. Firing Steps Marker
Inscription. After loading their muskets, the soldiers mounted these steps to fire over the parapet at the enemy.
 
Location. 29° 53.856′ N, 81° 18.683′ 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. St. Augustine's Bastion (a few steps from this marker); Ramp (a few steps from this marker); Plaza-Courtyard (a few steps from this marker); Pirate Attacks (a few steps from this marker); La Necesaria (a few steps from this marker); Well (within shouting distance of this marker); Matanzas Bay (within shouting distance of this marker); Sentry Box (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 25, 2011, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, Castles
 
Firing Steps and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 2, 2011
2. Firing Steps and Marker
Firing Steps at the Parapet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 2, 2011
3. Firing Steps at the Parapet
 
 
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 348 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 25, 2011, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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