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Fort Mott/Fort Delaware Project

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Jaelyn McGruder

on 20 May 2014

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Transcript of Fort Mott/Fort Delaware Project

History Of Fort Delaware
Fort Mott (top) Fort Delaware (bottom)
Special and interesting facts about Fort Mott Fort DElaware
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Fort Mott is part of the Fort Mott and Finns Point National Cemetery District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Apart from regular practice sessions and testing, the guns at Fort Mott were never fired in battle.
Pea Patch Island is home to Fort Delaware, a Union fortress dating back to 1859. Originally built to protect the ports of Philadelphia and Wilmington from invasion, the Fort housed Confederate prisoners during the Civil War. After the battle of Gettysburg in 1863, there were almost 13,000 prisoners held in the Fort's barracks. Overall, 33,000 troops, officers and political prisoners were held at the Fort during the Civil War period. An imposing structure, the fort boasts 32-foot high walls of granite, up to 30 feet thick, gun emplacements and a moat.

Today, Ft. Delaware State Park offers visitors a glimpse back in time; authentically clad historic interpreters demonstrate what everyday life was like over 135 years ago at the Fort. The park also includes a museum, archives, library and gift shop.


Do the forts have a nickname?
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The forts were used in world war 1 and world war 2.
What were the forts used for?
the forts were used for battle and you will learn about what battles on another post.
History of Fort Mott
Fort Mott dose not have a nickname. Fort Delawares nickname is "General terror".
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Fort Mott was part of a three-fort defense system designed for the Delaware River during the post Civil War modernization period. The other two forts in the system were Fort Delaware on Pea Patch Island and Fort DuPont in Delaware City, Delaware. Original plans for Fort Mott specified eleven gun emplacements with twenty guns and a mortar battery with six emplacements. Construction was started in 1872; however, only two of the gun emplacements and two magazines in the mortar battery were completed by 1876 when all work stopped.
What battles were they used in?
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