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 Posted: Fri Aug 6th, 2010 02:36 pm
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I'd love to go poke around Castle Pinckney, too. I wish something more could be done to preserve it. I did a paper on its sister fortifications in New York Harbor, Castle Williams and Castle Clinton, in grad school. The engineer only designed three of these "forts circulaires," and they're marvels of design. They were the first casemated fortifications in America and rounded in order to be able to completely cover with fire the arcs they were intended to defend.

Anywho, I love Charleston.

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