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

Santo Domingo Redoubt

Garrison Life in 1808

 
 
Santo Domingo Redoubt Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 1, 2011
1. Santo Domingo Redoubt Marker
The marker displays illustrations of Napoleonic-era Spanish soldiers, hunter, grenadier, and sharpshooter. Others depict siege and field carriages and a garrison gun.
Inscription. The Infantry Regiment of Cuba was formed in 1786-1789 as a result of Spanish military reforms introduced in the second half of the 1700s. The Regiment consisted of three battalion. The First and Second Battalions were assigned to Havana and Santiago de Cuba. The Third Battalion was assigned to the Presidio de San Agustin de la Florida, a dependency of Cuba.

In St. Augustine, Spanish infantrymen garrisoned the Castillo de San Marcos, the defensive walls, redoubts, lookout towers, and small forts that protected the Presidio.

Four embrasures pierced the walls of the Santo Domingo Redoubt to accomodate ordnance pieces, typically 4, 6 and 8-pound guns mounted on siege and field carriages. In the absence of field pieces, garrison guns from the Castillo were moved to the redoubt.
 
Erected by City of St. Augustine.
 
Location. 29° 53.869′ N, 81° 18.893′ 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 inside 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
Santo Domingo Redoubt Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 1, 2011
2. Santo Domingo Redoubt Marker
are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Santo Domingo Redoubt (a few steps from this marker); The 1886 Old Drugstore (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Santo Domingo Redoubt (a few steps from this marker); The Cubo Line (a few steps from this marker); Los Floridanos (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Santo Domingo Redoubt (within shouting distance of this marker); Fuente de los Caņos de San Francisco (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
 
Gun Platform and Embrasure image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 1, 2011
3. Gun Platform and Embrasure
North Face of the Redoubt Reconstruction image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 1, 2011
4. North Face of the Redoubt Reconstruction
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 485 times since then and 19 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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