From February 2, 2017

Fort Matanzas National Monument

After the Spanish established St. Augustine and Castille de San Marcos, the Spanish realized that the town was vulnerable to attack from the Matanzas Inlet to the south. ¬†Enemy ships could attack the town from the rear, out of range of the Castillo’s cannon. ¬†General James Oglethorpe blockaded St. Augustine inlet in 1740 for 39 …

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