Link to article about this plaque
The Lincolnville Historic District is St. Augustine's most prominent historically black neighborhood and is associated with many significant events in the city's African American history. National Park Service Article
Wikipedia article on the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
The demilune is a huge triangular piece of land that is bordered on all sides by the moat and protected the rear or gouge wall of the fort. During the Civil War, this area was flat with a surrounding parapet and contained out-buildings and various storage sheds. The large earthen mounds, built after the war, overlay four powder magazines and passageways to several gun emplacements. (source: National Park Service pamphlet) NPS Article on the battle NPS Article on the construction
A nearby plaque reads: Upon this spot stood the Spring Hill Redoubt. Here on October 9, 1779 one of the bloodiest engagements of the Revolution was fought, when repeated assaults were made by the allied troops of Georgia, South Carolina and France in an effort to retake Savannah from the British
The second most-visited gravesite in Arlington National Cemetary, after that of President John F. Kennedy.
Pope Air Force Base is named after First Lieutenant Harley Halbert Pope who was killed on 7 January 1919, when the Curtiss JN-4 Jenny he was flying crashed into the Cape Fear River.
On Aug. 24, 1990, Coast Guard E-2C Radar Surveillance Aircraft Number 3501 crashed while returning from a mission that originated at Naval Air Station Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico. The E-2C was at mission's end and returning when the crew reported a fire in the port engine. It crashed in a cow pasture one-quarter mile from the runway, taking with it the four-man crew. Over 1,500 members of the CG family made contributions for St. Augustine's City Hall Square monument (below left). It was dedicated Aug. 23, 1991. Another plaque honoring the four was placed near St. Augustine lighthouse (Source: http://www.uscg.mil/history/faqs/uscgmemorials.asp)