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Civil War Cannons - Parrott 100 Pdr

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    Fort Gaines Ditch and Carnot Wall


This view has plenty of interesting features. It shows the dry moat or ditch and a bit of the glacis to the left from the sally port bridge. One of the five bastions is straight away with a rifled 32 Pdr. on top. Each one has four flank howitzer embrasures and four large rifle loopholes. Only this fort and Fort Clinch in northern Florida has a detached scarp design. The fort would be defended by numerous riflemen standing on the `chemin de ronde` behind the loopholed carnot wall and the flank howitzers during an infantry attack on the fort. The barbette mounted seacoast guns could not support this defense, because the muzzle blast from these guns would maim or kill the riflemen pressed against the inside of the carnot wall.

 


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