Inside a confederate "water battery" at Pensacola Harbor - Pensacola, Florida

Inside a confederate "water battery" at Pensacola Harbor - Pensacola, Florida

Credit this photo: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/1580
(please include photographer's name when noted).

Title

  • Inside a confederate "water battery" at Pensacola Harbor - Pensacola, Florida

Image Number

  • PR01642

Year

  • 1861

Series Title

General Note

  • The picture reveals the "green" nature of the Confederate volunteers without uniforms and experience. They awkwardly handle the large guns which would be used time and again against Federal blockading measures. Prior to the war, the south had not produced ammunition or large weaponry for over 50 years. They were forced to improvise to prepare for war.
  • Probably located just south of Fort McRee.

Physical Description

  • 1 photoprint - b&w - 7 x 5 in.

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