Saturday was spent in the Gulfport to Biloxi area – Sunday was from Pascagoula and into Alabama – we went down to Fort Gaines, took the ferry across to Fort Morgan but decided to skip that one and then went north and then over through Mobile and back to our motel.
This morning we decided to drive towards Alabama and see what was over there by the seashore, on the map we saw several forts and thought they might be interesting to see also could see that there would be a ferry ride.
Entrance to the fort:
This fort is from 1821 and was used in the Civil War. This is an over view of the fort. At the most I about 400 soldiers worked here.
This sign caught my eye – how could it not – ever wonder about sanitation from the mid 1800’s especially at war time – well this explains this one
The ten holes – lack of privacy yes!
Sign at the museum by a photo – I could relate so to what it says of children running around playing in the fort ruins before it was made into a museum. I could just picture myself and my many siblings running through this playing all sorts of games – we would have loved it!!
A typical uniform – after being here for two days in the this humidity I can not even begin to imagine how hot and uncomfortable it was for soldiers to wear these wool uniforms – no wonder death rate was high from illness!!
After we left here we drove to the ferry – next post