There were few comforts for the enlisted men.
The lower room was the enlisted men's quarters. The soldiers cooked, ate and slept in this room. Opposite the fireplace was a long wooden sleeping platform. Benches and a table completed the furnishings. Seven to ten men occupied the fort on a month's tour of duty, the normal complement (1740s) being the cabo (officer-in-charge), four infantrymen, and two gunners. More could be assigned when international tensions increased, up to a maximum of fifty during a crisis. Soldiers were rotated from the garrison in St. Augustine, bringing their supplies with them in boats.
The smaller openings near the windows in the soldiers' quarters were loopholes for soldiers firing musktes. The windows had shutters to keep out rain and the damp chill of the winter winds.