Castries, Saint Lucia — Caribbean Region (Lesser Antilles)
27th Inniskilling Regiment
On the 24th May 1796 the 27th Regt stormed and captured Morne Fortune. As a mark of the Regiment’s gallant conduct Sir Ralph Abercrombie ordered the French garrison to lay down their arms to the 27th Regt and directed that the King’s Colour of the 27th Regt be hoisted at the fort for 1 hour prior to hoisting the Union flag.
Unveiled by Captain C.H. Knox-Little, R.N. of H.M.S. “Danae” on 31∙8∙32
Location. 13° 59.781′ N, 60° 59.58′ W. Marker is in Castries, Castries. Touch for map. On the grounds of the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Inniskilling Fusiliers: 27th (Inniskilling) Regiment of Foot (here, next to this marker); William Arthur Lewis (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Government House Saint Lucia (approx. 1.1 kilometers away); Sir William Arthur Lewis (approx. 1.4 kilometers away); World Wars Memorial (approx. 1.4 kilometers away); Hon. Derek Alton Walcott Sir George Frederick Lawrence Charles (approx. 2.7 kilometers away); Carib Caves (approx. 10.9 kilometers away in Gros Islet). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Castries.
Categories. • Colonial Era • Forts, Castles •
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