Fort Defences

Fort Defences (HM1CLI)

Location: Amherstburg, ON N9V 1W4 Essex County
Country: Canada
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N 42° 6.427', W 83° 6.847'

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Fort Defences

In front of you is a recreated piece of the fort's palisade, a vertical wall of sharpened logs. This wall surrounded the fort, linking the four diamond-shaped corner projections, called bastions. Around each bastion, the palisade ran in the bottom of a ditch that served as an additional defence against attacking soldiers.

The diamond shape of the bastions allowed cannons to fire on soldiers approaching adjacent areas of the palisade.

This 24-pounder cannon represents the guns mounted in each of the bastions during the War of 1812.

Defenses du fort

En face de vous se dresse une partie reconstruite de la palissade du fort, un mur de deux m?tres de billes de bois aff?t?es. Ce mur encerclait le fort, reliant entre elles les projections en forme de losange situ?es aux quatre coins. Autour de chacun des remparts, la palissade ?tait am?nag?e le long d'un foss? qui offrait une d?fense suppl?mentaire contre les soldats attaquants.

Les remparts en forme de losange permettaient da tirer au canon sur les soldats s'approchant des endroits adjacents ? la palissade.

Ce canon tirant des boulets de 24 livres reprente les canons install sur chacun des remparts lors de la Guerre de 1812.
Placed ByParks Canada
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Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 10:37am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 325203 N 4663832
Decimal Degrees42.10711667, -83.11411667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 6.427', W 83° 6.847'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 6' 25.62" N, 83° 6' 50.82" W
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Area Code(s)507
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 41 Fort Malden Rd, Amherstburg ON N9V 1W4, CA
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