Western Reach of the Revolution

Western Reach of the Revolution (HM28OE)

Location: St. Louis, MO 63102
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 37.543', W 90° 11.307'

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The Battle of Fort San Carlos was the westernmost battle of the American Revolution. On May 26, 1780, about 300 townspeople, including Spanish soldiers, French settlers, and enslaved and free African Americans rallied to defend St. Louis. In front of you, along what is now Fourth Street, they had prepared a mile-long trench circling the colonial town.

The town's greatest weapons were the cannons atop the Fort San Carlos tower. The allied British and American Indian forces, traveling from the Upper Midwest, were intent on gaining western territory. Although they were outnumbered two to one, the townspeople stopped the raid, preventing the British from taking control of the Mississippi River.
HM NumberHM28OE
Placed ByNational Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior
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Date Added Thursday, June 21st, 2018 at 7:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 744756 N 4278993
Decimal Degrees38.62571667, -90.18845000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 37.543', W 90° 11.307'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 37' 32.58" N, 90° 11' 18.42" W
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Area Code(s)314, 618
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 50 N 4th St, St. Louis MO 63102, US
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