A Giant Among Forts

A Giant Among Forts (HMWFC)

Location: Newport, RI 02840 Newport County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 28.722', W 71° 20.241'

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Imagine this twenty acre fort filled to capacity: 2,400 soldiers here to defend Newport with 468 cannon sited along the most probable attack routes.

Though designed to house an imposing force, Fort Adams was normally garrisoned with several hundred troops during peacetime. When America engaged in war, however, the fort and surrounding area teemed with thousands of soldiers patrolling the ramparts and training for combat.

Simon Bernard, who had served as a lieutenant general of engineers under Napoleon, designed Fort Adams using many of the advanced fortification techniques of French engineers.

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Fort Adams ? Newport, RI
Circa: ? ? ? ? 1825
Size: ? ? ? ? ? 871,200 sq. feet
Material: ? ? Granite, Shale & Brick
Soldiers: ? ? 2,400
Guns: ? ? ?? ? 468

Fort McHenry ? Baltimore, MD
Circa: ? ? ? ? 1796
Size: ? ? ? ? ? 85,000 sq. feet
Material: ? ? Earth & Brick
Soldiers: ? ? 1500
Guns: ? ? ? ? 60

Fort Sumter ? Charleston, SC
Circa: ? ? ? ? 1829
Size: ? ? ? ? ? 56,000 sq. feet
Material: ? ? Rubble, Stone & Brick
Soldiers: ? ? 650
Guns: ? ? ? ? 135

Fort Ticonderoga ? Ticonderoga, NY
Circa: ? ? ? ? 1755
Size: ? ? ? ? ? 44,200 sq. feet
Material: ? ? Logs, Earth & Stone
Soldiers: ? ? 400
Guns: ? ? ? ? 84
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HM NumberHMWFC
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Placed ByFort Adams State Park
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Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 2:28am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 304847 N 4594536
Decimal Degrees41.47870000, -71.33735000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 28.722', W 71° 20.241'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 28' 43.32" N, 71° 20' 14.46" W
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Area Code(s)401
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 63 Jackson Rd, Newport RI 02840, US
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