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Fort Pickens

noun
1.
a fort in NW Florida, at the entrance to Pensacola Bay: occupied by Union forces throughout the Civil War.

Pickens

[pik-uh nz] /ˈpɪk ənz/
noun
1.
Andrew, 1739–1817, American Revolutionary general.
2.
Fort. Fort Pickens.
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  • An order was at once directed to be sent for the landing of the troops from the steamship Brooklyn into Fort Pickens.

  • The present fortification of Fort Pickens was built in 1830.

  • Starvation was not yet upon the garrison, and ere it would be reached Fort Pickens might be reenforced.

  • How far is the entrance to the sound from Fort Pickens, Mr. Passford?

  • Day after day, night after night, they momentarily expected an assault upon Fort Pickens.

    Memories Fannie A. (Mrs.) Beers
  • But Fort Pickens is all of four miles from the entrance to the channel of the sound.

  • Starvation was not yet upon the garrison, and ere it would be reached, Fort Pickens might be reinforced.

  • The distant background would show the grim walls of Fort Pickens, with a few vessels riding at anchor beyond.

    The Boy Spy Joseph Kerby
  • There was, also, of course, always before me the great danger of a discovery of my identity as the Fort Pickens Spy.

    The Boy Spy Joseph Kerby
  • At bed-time everyone was made to "douse his glim" with as much strictness as if we were all aboard a man-of-war at Fort Pickens.

    The Boy Spy Joseph Kerby

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