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By Alejandro de Quesada

To take care of its imperial strength in the USA, Spain outfitted fortifications around the width of the continent. those outposts have been validated alongside Spanish borders from the past due 16th century onwards to guard its pursuits opposed to rival ecu powers and to suppress uprisings of the local american citizens and native inhabitants. by way of the eighteenth century, Spain's defenses unfold from the northern sector of the Gulf of Mexico via to California. a few of these imperial fortifications, reminiscent of the Alamo, performed key roles in conflicts together with the yankee Revolution and the Texan battle of Independence. This booklet presents a cogent research of Spain's protective community on the peak of the country's imperial power at the American continent.

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A corporal and fifteen men of the company of artillery of the militia. \X1ithsufficient forces the house of Don Josef Hevia will be occupied, after having lowered its roof and loopholed the walls for the fusiliers. The fortifications between Forts Burgundy and St Louis will remain under his orders, as also half of the palisades between the mentioned fort and the rampart. RAMPART ST LOUIS: The firsr half of the first company of rhe batralion of militia conunanded by Don Pedro Laroche. A sergeant and six artillerists of the company of militia.

When the American troops are formed near the fort the Spanish flag will be withdrawn under a salute; the guards will then be relieved, and the troops of Spain will march out, and, on passing the former, they will mutually salute; when the American troops will be marched in to and occupy the fortress. On Tuesday, July 10, 1821, everything went according to the plan. Immediately after the transfer of power, US troops occupied the fort for three years and in 1824 the fort was turned over to the territorial government of Florida.

In the distance are the officers' quarters and the chapel. 6km) from the San Antonio de Valero Mission. Alarcon named the presidio San Antonio de Bejar in honor of the Duque de Bejar, the viceroy's brother, who died a hero's death defending Budapest from the Turks in 1686. In 1722 the Marques de Aguayo relocated the presidio almost directly across the river from the mission. The presidio at that time was housed in one adobe building thatched with grass; the soldiers Jived in brush huts. Because of its proximity to the Rio Grande and the better-organized was founded in June 1752.

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