Loopholes and a vent on the counterscarp gallery of Fort Barrancas - Pensacola, Florida

Loopholes and a vent on the counterscarp gallery of Fort Barrancas - Pensacola, Florida

Credit this photo: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, https://floridamemory.com/items/show/64948
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Title

  • Loopholes and a vent on the counterscarp gallery of Fort Barrancas - Pensacola, Florida

Image Number

  • C002308B

Year

  • 1947

Series Title

General Note

  • Fort Barrancas was the last incarnation of a series of forts built on the same site in the Wilmington-area of Pensacola. The English built the first fort in 1763. That was captured by the Spanish during the American Revolution, who renamed it San Carlos de Barrancas (which was re-built in 1797 and again in 1817). The word barrancas means "bluff" in Spanish. From 1839-1844, the United States built the current Fort Barrancas on the same site (including some of the original still standing). The fort was utilized during the Civil War, Spanish-American War, and the Second World War. In 1966, it was listed on the National Park Service's Gulf Islands National Seashore. And in 1980, it was restored and was opened to the public as a National Landmark.
  • Loopholes are for shooting muskets. Vent at the top allows skoke from the guns to escape.

Physical Description

  • 1 photoprint - b&w - 3 x 3 in.

Subject Term

Geographic Term

Shelf Number

  • Shelf number: 029741.

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