Battle of Pensacola

Battle of Pensacola (HM1DD7)

Location: Pensacola, FL 32501 Escambia County
Country: United States of America

N 30° 25.111', W 87° 13.013'

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March 9 to May 8, 1781

On March 9, 1781, Spanish General Bernardo de Galvez, with a fleet of some 30 ships, arrived opposite Pensacola Bay and within a day took Santa Rosa Island. On March 18, Galvez, in his ship Galveztown, sailed under the cannon of the Royal Navy Redoubt into the harbor, thereby inspiring the rest of the fleet to follow him. The British Army abandoned the town of Pensacola to take position on the fortified hills north of the town. After more than a month of siege and skirmishing, a shell from a Spanish howitzer destroyed most of the Queen's Redoubt and resulted in General John Campbell's capitulation and surrender of British West Florida. Although Spain was not a formal ally of the United States, her victory at Pensacola made a significant contribution to the success of the American Revolution.
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HM NumberHM1DD7
Series This marker is part of the Daughters of the American Revolution series
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Year Placed1997
Placed ByThe Florida State Society, Daughters of the American Revolution
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Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 3:41pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 479170 N 3365181
Decimal Degrees30.41851667, -87.21688333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 25.111', W 87° 13.013'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 25' 6.66" N, 87° 13' 0.78" W
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Area Code(s)850
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 16 W La Rua St, Pensacola FL 32501, US
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