Alcatraz Island - San Francisco, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
N 37° 49.614 W 122° 25.383
10S E 550773 N 4186766
Quick Description: Before a prison was built on the Island, there was a fort that was used during the Civil War.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 5/7/2012 3:26:15 PM
Waymark Code: WMECJQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Turtle3863
Views: 16

Long Description:
"n 1853, under the direction of Zealous B. Tower, the United States Army Corps of Engineers began fortifying the island, work which continued until 1858, eventuating in Fortress Alcatraz. The island's first garrison at Camp Alcatraz, numbering about 200 soldiers and 11 cannon, arrived at the end of that year. When the American Civil War broke out in 1861 the island mounted 85 cannon (increased to 105 cannon by 1866) in casemates around its perimeter, though the small size of the garrison meant only a fraction of the guns could be used at one time. At this time it also served as the San Francisco Arsenal for storage of firearms to prevent them falling into the hands of Confederate sympathizers. Alcatraz never fired its guns offensively, though during the war it was used to imprison Confederate sympathizers and privateers on the west coast." (visit link)
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