Fort San Carlos - St Louis, MO
N 38° 37.488 W 090° 11.435
15S E 744573 N 4278886
Quick Description: A Spanish fort here was defended against the British and Indians.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 6/4/2011 1:02:56 AM
Waymark Code: WMBMXK
May 28 1780
June 17, 1940
Near this spot stood Fort San Carlos erected in 1780. It was attached May 28, 1780 by the British & Indians & successfully defended by the Spanish garrison under Capt Fernando de Leyba. This victory prevented Great Britain from gaining control of the Mississippi Valley in the later years of the Amierican Revolutionary War.
This tablet was placed here by the General Society Sons of the Revolution.
Type of Historic Marker: Monument
Historical Marker Issuing Authority: General Society Sons of the Revolution
Age/Event Date: 5/28/1780
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