Fort Barrancas in Pensacola.

Fort Barrancas in Pensacola.

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  • Fort Barrancas in Pensacola.

Image Number

  • PC12196


  • 19--

Publication Info

  • Boston, Mass. : Tichnor Bros., Inc., 19--.

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General Note

  • Note number at top right: 1. Number on back at bottom left: 75112.
  • Fort Barrancas was the last incarnation of a series of forts built on the same site in the Wilmington-area of Pensacola. The English built the first fort in 1763. That was captured by the Spanish during the American Revolution, who renamed it San Carlos de Barrancas (which was re-built in 1797 and again in 1817). The word barrancas means "bluff" in Spanish. From 1839-1844, the United States built the current Fort Barrancas on the same site (including some of the original still standing). The fort was utilized during the Civil War, Spanish-American War, and the Second World War. Later in 1966, it was listed on the National Park Service's Gulf Islands National Seashore and in 1980 it was restored and opened to the public as a National Landmark.
  • Accompanying note: "Bird's-eye view of Fort Barrancas and San Carlos and McCerea [McRee?] in distance".

Physical Description

  • 1 postcard - hand-colored - 9 x 14 cm.

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