Sunday, 30 December 2012

Siege of St Augustine (1702)

This siege was abandoned today in 1702. Read about this siege here


  1. Living here in St. Augustine, in the shadow of El Castillo de San Marcos I have to say that this was a very interesting seige and the history reads like an adventure story. If you ever get a chance to come down here and see the Castillo it is quite a sight. She is the only military castle built in the continental US (started in 1672 finished 1696)and has been besieged twice (1702 & 1740)and never fell to force of arms one of the few castles in the world to boast this feat. She also served as a military post up to and including WWII. Pardon me if I wax proud of our castle.

  2. no apologies are required for bieng proud of your local history. I wish I could have found a decent photo