housed in a Ta-dzong (watchtower) dating from 1656 with 2.5m thick walls.
This tower fort was constructed on Tybee Island in 1815 and was used as a lookout station when this picture was taken.
Part of a life sized diarama of enlisted mens quarters as it may have appeared during the civil war.
The signage in this museum was excellant. This one explains what rifling is.
You can see a slight view of the ocean from the top of the fort.
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.
This gives you an idea how the fort was laid out, with both an outter and inner wall.
The re-enactors at this replica of a 1715 British Fort at the north end of the Lower Peninsula, MI really help explain how it was to live back then.
Before posing for me, these guys gave a demonstration of how to fire a small cannon and musket loader gun.
The British disassembled their 1715 fort at this location to reuse the materials when they rebuilt it across the straight on Mackinac Island. The current fort is a replica.
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