Santo Domingo Redoubt

Santo Domingo Redoubt (HMVE4)

Location: St Augustine, FL 32084 St Johns County
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 53.869', W 81° 18.893'

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Garrison Life in 1808

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.
HM NumberHMVE4
Placed ByCity of St. Augustine
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Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 11:30am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 469599 N 3307504
Decimal Degrees29.89781667, -81.31488333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 53.869', W 81° 18.893'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 53' 52.14" N, 81° 18' 53.58" W
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Area Code(s)904
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 30-38 Orange St, St Augustine FL 32084, US
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