ammo bunker and rear support for Civil War cannon

Lenny La Rue, IPA

Sacramento, United States

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The Pacific Coast was concerned that the Confederates, the breaking away side of America’s Civil War, would invade the Golden Gate. (By the way, the Golden Gate is the opening of the bay, not the name of the bridge. LOL!) How they thought it would happen remains a mystery but cannon were placed in three strategic locations – both sides of the bay and an island in the middle – because none of the cannon had the range to cover the area in the 1800’s. As soon as weaponry advanced enough to make these cannon too vulnerable to shipboard weapons, a monster bunker with fortified walls was build under the bridge on the San Francisco side. The walls were 7 feet thick and the cannon could easily cover the entire opening of the bay.

Neither set of cannon were ever fired in a hostile action.

PS Yes, this is not the original shot for this place but the new one is much better and shows both of the cannon mounts.

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