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. Marker is in this post office area: Castries LC04 301, Saint Lucia.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 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); The “Cannon” at Walcott Place (approx. 1.4 kilometers away); Sir William Arthur Lewis World Wars Memorial (approx. 1.4 kilometers away); Hon. Derek Alton Walcott (approx. 1.4 kilometers away); Sir John George Melvin Compton (approx. 1.6 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Castries.
Categories. • Colonial Era • Forts, Castles •
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