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Hull in Plymouth County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Bastion C

Fort Warren-Georges Island

— Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area —

 
 
BastIon C Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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 fort’s 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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesMilitary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1863.
 
Location. 42° 19.212′ N, 70° 55.608′ W. Marker is in Hull, Massachusetts, in Plymouth County. Marker is on Georges Island. Marker is only accessible by boat. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hull MA 02045, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers

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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 (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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hull.
 
BastIon C Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, October 3, 2010
2. BastIon C Marker
BastIon C Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
Photographed By Don Morfe, October 27, 2010
4. BastIon C Marker
National Park Passport Cancellation Stamp
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 13, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 585 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 13, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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