|View of Bucksport from above one of the cannon placements.|
|Cannon placements on the wall facing the Pencobscot River.|
|#1 son looking at one of the cannon ports from the outside that shows the metal doors being partially shut. Each port was designed to have a metal door shut between shots to the 'rammer' could ram the ball in place and not be shot by a sniper.|
|Parade ground inside the fort.|
|Fort Knox Amory. Today it serves as the Visitor Center.|
|Civil War era ambulance. I cannot imagine the agony of having to lay in this thing and be transported while wounded. I'm sure more than one probably begged to be left to die.|
|Entrance into the Fort from the outside|
|Please take a close look at the ceiling of the arch in this photo and note it is made of brick.|
Fort Sumpter in North Carolina was a Third System Fort. That means during the bombardment that began the Civil War, those men were being exposed to cannon fire raining down on their positions and in their living quarters. I find it amazing they managed to hold out for several days before surrendering the fort.
Fort Knox has never fired a shot but I don't believe the British ever wanted it again. :) It was interesting to visit and I'm glad we got to see it.