It Begins / Ya comienza

It Begins / Ya comienza (HM2CV8)

Location: St. Augustine, FL 32084 St. Johns County
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 53.891', W 81° 18.675'

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Castillo de San Marcos National Monument

It Begins (English)

After days of watching the British prepare, bursts of smoke signal their attack from Anastasia Island. The sentry in the San Carlos watchtower in front of you yells and rings the bell. His quick action alerts the garrison that the British are firing at the Castillo. Soldiers surge to their posts or run for cover.
This marked the beginning of a 38-day siege in 1740. In the end, cannon fire partially damaged the eastern outer wall and the bombardment killed two townspeople.
Ya comienza (Spanish)

Días después de ver a los británicos prepararse, ráfagas de humo señalan el ataque desde la isla Anastasía. El centinela de la torre de vigía de San Carlos que tiene frente a usted lanza un grito y hace sonar la campana. Su rápida acción alerta a la guarnición de que los británicos están disparando al castillo. Los soldados se dirigen a sus puestos o corren para ponerse a salvo.
Así comenzó el asedio de 38 días que sufrió la ciudad en 1740. Al final, los cañonazos dañaron parte de la muralla del este y el bombardeo cobró la vida de dos habitantes.
HM NumberHM2CV8
Year Placed2018
Placed ByNational Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, December 17th, 2018 at 10:04am PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 469949 N 3307544
Decimal Degrees29.89818333, -81.31125000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 53.891', W 81° 18.675'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 53' 53.46" N, 81° 18' 40.5" W
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Area Code(s)904
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near , St. Augustine FL 32084, US
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