1740 Siege

1740 Siege (HMV70)

Location: St Augustine, FL 32084 St Johns County
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 53.882', W 81° 18.669'

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In 1740, General James Oglethorpe of Georgia, vowed to "take St. Augustine or leave my bones before its walls." The Spanish Governor Manuel de Montiano vowed in turn to "shed his last drop of blood" in defense of the town. Neither had to keep their vow. Oglethorpe's artillery bombarded the fort for 27 days, but could do little damage. Unable to capture the fort by force, the English withdrew.
HM NumberHMV70
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Date Added Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 1:05pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 469959 N 3307527
Decimal Degrees29.89803333, -81.31115000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 53.882', W 81° 18.669'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 53' 52.92" N, 81° 18' 40.14" W
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Area Code(s)904
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1 S Castillo Dr, St Augustine FL 32084, US
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