While in New Orleans, we visited two Civil War forts, the first here being Ft. Pike. Ft. Pike, now open to the public, was built between 1819 and 1826 as a result of the War of 1812 to protect one of the main approaches to New Orleans. The fort, overlooking Rigolets Pass, was to defend against sea or land attack, though no cannon was ever fired from there. This small scene is from inside one of the larger rooms in the central building.
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