— Fort Pickens —Gun crews performed a carefully choreographed ballet every time they loaded and fired an artillery piece. One slip-up in the teamwork could cause serious injuries or death. Crews practiced aiming at a target, opening the breech, loading and ramming the projectile into the barrel, inserting the primer charge, and firing—all in 30 seconds. After drilling again and again, the soldiers were given a little time to relax, occasionally even to go crabbing or fishing along the beach.
|Placed By||The National Park Service, Department of the Interior|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, January 2nd, 2015 at 5:02pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16R E 471765 N 3355069|
|Decimal Degrees||30.32711667, -87.29371667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 30° 19.627', W 87° 17.623'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||30° 19' 37.62" N, 87° 17' 37.38" 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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