— Fort Pickens —Fort Pickens was past its prime. New rifled artillery could penetrate its brick walls. The U.S. Army resuscitated the antiquated brick fort in 1898 with reinforced concrete Battery Pensacola. The fort within a fort had two 12-inch rifles on carriages that could disappear behind the walls after firing 1,070-pound shells at ships eight miles away. The Army built several other batteries on this end of Santa Rosa Island in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
|Placed By||The National Park Service, Department of the Interior|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, January 3rd, 2015 at 9:04pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16R E 472066 N 3355078|
|Decimal Degrees||30.32720000, -87.29058333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 30° 19.632', W 87° 17.435'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||30° 19' 37.92" N, 87° 17' 26.1" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1493-1499 Fort Pickens Rd, Pensacola Beach FL 32561, US|
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