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Near Pensacola Beach in Escambia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Fort within a Fort

 

—Fort Pickens —

 
Fort within a Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 31, 2014
1. Fort within a Fort Marker
Inscription. Fort Pickens was past its prime. New rifled artillery could penetrate its brick walls. The U.S. Army resuscitated the antiquated brick fort in 1898 with reinforced concrete Battery Pensacola. The fort within a fort had two 12-inch rifles on carriages that could disappear behind the walls after firing 1,070-pound shells at ships eight miles away. The Army built several other batteries on this end of Santa Rosa Island in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
 
Erected by the National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 30° 19.632′ N, 87° 17.435′ W. Marker is near Pensacola Beach, Florida, in Escambia County. Marker can be reached from Fort Pickens Road 9.8 miles from Pensacola Beach Boulevard (State Road 399). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Fort Pickens Road, Gulf Breeze FL 32561, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Converting a Cannon (a few steps from this marker); Deadly Explosion (within shouting distance of this marker); Apache Prisoners (within shouting distance of this marker); Step Back in History (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line);
Map showing the "Fort within a Fort" - Battery Pensacola (in middle) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 31, 2014
2. Map showing the "Fort within a Fort" - Battery Pensacola (in middle)
Swatting Mosquitoes (about 400 feet away); Dueling with Confederates (about 400 feet away); Beefing Up Defenses (about 400 feet away); Colonial Power Struggle (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pensacola Beach.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Wiki article on Battery Pensacola. (Submitted on January 3, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesMilitary
 
Battery built in background & cannon used in foreground image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 31, 2014
3. Battery built in background & cannon used in foreground
Original fort (left) and "Fort within a Fort" (far right) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 31, 2014
4. Original fort (left) and "Fort within a Fort" (far right)
Fort Pickens entrance sign image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 31, 2014
5. Fort Pickens entrance sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 3, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 257 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 3, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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