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St. Augustine in Saint Johns County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Santo Domingo Redoubt

The Defensive System of Colonial St. Augustine

 
 
The Defensive System of Colonial St. Augustine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 1, 2011
1. The Defensive System of Colonial St. Augustine Marker
Inscription. Following the 1702 English siege of St. Augustine, the Spanish began construction of a system of peripheral fortifications to protect the town based on the principle of defense-in-depth.

Between 1704-1821, the Spanish completed the outworks of the Castillo and erected five earthen walls known as lines of entrenchment. The Rosario Line and the eastern segment of the Cubo Line formed the city wall, also known as the line of circumvallation.

During the British occupation of Florida (1763-1784), military engineers repaired the Spanish fortifications and erected a chain of seven free-standing redoubts west and south of the town.
 
Erected by City of St. Augustine.
 
Location. 29° 53.869′ N, 81° 18.911′ W. Marker is in St. Augustine, Florida, in Saint Johns County. Marker is at the intersection of Orange Street and Cordova Street, on the right when traveling west on Orange Street. Click for map. Located beside a earthwork reconstruction of Santo Domingo Redoubt. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Augustine FL 32084, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Santo Domingo Redoubt (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Santo Domingo Redoubt
St. Augustine Defenses image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 1, 2011
2. St. Augustine Defenses
(a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Santo Domingo Redoubt (within shouting distance of this marker); The 1886 Old Drugstore (within shouting distance of this marker); The Cubo Line (within shouting distance of this marker); Los Floridanos (within shouting distance of this marker); Orange Street School (within shouting distance of this marker); Tolomato Indian Village (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in St. Augustine.
 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, Castles
 
British Map image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 1, 2011
3. British Map
Late British Period (1782) map of St. Augustine. This map identifies the Cubo Line as the "Inner Line" and the Santo Domingo Redoubt as "Fort Moultrie."
The Defensive System of Colonial St. Augustine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 1, 2011
4. The Defensive System of Colonial St. Augustine Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 356 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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