Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Fort Delaware Society

Welcome to the Official Fort Delaware Society Webpage:
"Fort Delaware, a mosquito-infested prison camp on a marshy piece of ground called Pea Patch Island in the middle of the river separating Delaware from New Jersey.

Now known as Fort Delaware State Park, the fort not only still exists, it is very much as it was when it held thousands of Confederate, Federal, and civilian political prisoners.

Its dark and damp corridors still echo to the sounds of prisoners and guards as military and civilian living historians re-live the life and pathos of this famous island prison. "

I am really impressd by the restoration of this gun carriage - but I cannot see the cordage used to absorb the recoil.

Artillery Encyclopedia - Seacoast Howitzers and Columbiads


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