Yauco Battle Site (NRIS 00001383)
Puerto Rico. County/parish: Guanica.
2 contributing sites.
Added to the National Register of Historic Places
September 02, 2008.
Part of Spanish-American War in Puerto Rico MPS
Also known as:
- Batalla de Yauco
- Hacienda Quinones
- Yauco Battle Site
- The Yauco Battle Site is the site of the Battle of Yauco between Spanish and American forces in the municipality of Guánica, Puerto Rico on July 25 and 26, 1898. It includes agricultural fields plus the main house and a slave building of Hacienda Desideria, a coffee plantation in a small valley about 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) from the town of Guánica, which was headquarters of a Spanish military unit. It was the site of the first major confrontation in the Puerto Rican Campaign of the Spanish–American War.
A 127.013-acre (51.400 ha) area was listed on the national Register of Historic Places in 2008. Non-contributing elements in the listed area include a portion of SR 166R, a 20th-century bridge, and Hacienda Quiñones' main house. (read more...)
National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/00001383