Battle of Pensacola
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member ggmorton
N 30° 25.114 W 087° 13.010
16R E 479175 N 3365187
Quick Description: A marker about the Battle of Pensacola during the American Revolutionary War.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 9/10/2007 3:30:30 PM
Waymark Code: WM25Z1
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member paintfiction
Views: 183

Long Description:
Battle of Pensacola
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.
Marker Number: ?

Date: March 3, 1997

County: Escambia

Marker Type: City

Sponsored or placed by: Florida State Society, Daughters of the American Revolution

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