Safer than Brick
— Fort Pickens —Fort Pickens' brick walls and cast-iron guns had become obsolete by the end of the Civil War. Harbor defenses now called for steel guns in low-lying concrete batteries. Trueman's 3-inch, rapid-fire guns, mounted in 1905, guarded the inner channel and minefield against fast torpedo boats and minesweepers, the latest threats of the day. Truman's guns and equipment were moved to Battery Cullum in 1943.
|Placed By||The National Park Service, Department of the Interior|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, January 2nd, 2015 at 1:01pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16R E 471634 N 3355471|
|Decimal Degrees||30.33073333, -87.29508333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 30° 19.844', W 87° 17.705'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||30° 19' 50.64" N, 87° 17' 42.3" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1402-1404 Fort Pickens Rd, Pensacola Beach FL 32561, US|
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