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Bastion C

Fort Warren-Georges Island

 

óBoston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area ó

 
BastIon C Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 3, 2010
1. BastIon C Marker
Inscription. Bastion C is the only bastion retaining its original form and protective outworks. It is one of five arrowhead-shaped corners which were built as the fortís strongest strategic locations. The bastion form was developed in Italy at the end of the 15th century to enable gunners to fire parallel to the main walls. Prior to that time, defenders within a fort could not mount a crossfire which would effectively cover the space at the foot of the walls. In Bastion C were located the fort bakery, commissary storerooms and mess halls. These uses remained largely unchanged though World War II.

(inscription above the title) Floor plan of Bastion C, as it was used in 1863
 
Erected by Boston Islands State Historic Park.
 
Location. 42° 19.212′ N, 70° 55.608′ W. Marker is in Boston, Massachusetts, in Plymouth County. Marker is on Georges Island. Click for map. Marker is only accessible by boat. Marker is in this post office area: Hull MA 02045, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Enlisted Men (a few steps from this marker); The Mess (a few steps from this marker); Political Prisoners (a few steps from this marker); Parade Ground

BastIon C Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 3, 2010
2. BastIon C Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Bakery (within shouting distance of this marker); The "Dark Arch" (within shouting distance of this marker); Powder Magazine (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battery Bartlett (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Boston.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesMilitary
 
BastIon C Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 3, 2010
3. BastIon C Marker
Welcome to Fort Warren-It was built more than 150 years ago-a fort on an island, a key to the coastal defense of a new nation. It was transformed into a prison during the Civil War, housing hundreds of Confederates within its granite walls, ordinary soldiers and high level politicians alike. It served our nation for more than 85 year as a vigilant sentinel in the harbor. It made over into a park is an extraordinary island setting. Welcome to Fort Warren, on Georges Island. Welcome to the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area.
BastIon C Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 27, 2010
4. BastIon C Marker
National Park Passport Cancellation Stamp
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 243 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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