St. Augustine in Saint Johns County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Santo Domingo Redoubt
Garrison Life in 1808
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. Touch 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 are 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 Caños de San Francisco (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Augustine Civic Center (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Augustine.
Categories. • Colonial Era • Forts, Castles •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 29, 2011, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 520 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 29, 2011, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.