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Cannon balls were dropped from this end and rolled down over a super hot fire at the bottom, where they sat until they were red hot. These ovens were made obsolete by ironed hulled vessels which wouldn't catch fire when hit.
This is the main gate to the inside portion of the fort. There is a ramp leading from the top of the outside ramparts.
There was an entire room devoted to different army uniforms during the era's the fort was in use. These just illustrate the Civil War period.
This is an 1841 6 Pound Cannon, the smallest sized cannon used in the Civil War. A seven man gun crew operated it.
Army regulations allowed hiring up to four laundresses per company. These were often the wives of enlisted men or civilian women who lived near the fort. At Fort Macon, the pay was $1 per month per soldier plus a food ration.
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