Two officers along with a couple walking through the sally port of Fort Barrancas - Pensacola, Florida

Two officers along with a couple walking through the sally port of Fort Barrancas - Pensacola, Florida

Credit this photo: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/83586
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Title

  • Two officers along with a couple walking through the sally port of Fort Barrancas - Pensacola, Florida

Image Number

  • C671310

Year

  • 1967

Date Note

  • Photographed in June 1967.

Series Title

General Note

  • The main entrance, or sally port, is located in the main wall of the landward side of the fort, and is accessed by crossing a drawbridge over the ditch. The entrance is guarded by heavy oak doors. A small wicket gate allowed entry without opening the main doors.
  • 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.

Photographer/Personal Author

Physical Description

  • 1 photoprint - b&w - 4 x 4 in.

Subject Term

Geographic Term

Subject Corporate

Shelf Number

  • Shelf number: 029646.

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