Through the shattered window

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Comments (2)

© Rapi ( ) on March 13, 2009

Ther must be a relationship ... somehow! ;-)


Marilyn Whiteley on March 13, 2009

You got here quickly, Rapi! Thanks for the link to your lovely, peaceful picture.

The battle began on April 10, 1862, with the Union forces attacking the Confederate fort. The defenders had been confident because the brick walls were 7.5 ft. (almost 2.3m) thick, backed with additional masonry as you can see in this photo of the inside of the fort.

The Union forces, however, had a new weapon, the rifled gun, and its mortars could travel farther than traditional cannon balls. On the second day, a corner of the fort was breached, and shots landed perilously close to the magazine in which 40,000 pounds (more than 18,000kg) of powder was stored. The Confederates surrendered, and it was clear that even the strongest fortifications no longer offered protection.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on March 13, 2009
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Marilyn Whiteley
    • Taken on 2009/02/28 13:30:45
    • Exposure: 0.008s (1/125)
    • Focal Length: 6.42mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO50
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash