Fort Barrancas, Gulf Islands National Seashore Topo Map

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Pensacola’s name was derived from the Panzacola Indians, now extinct, who lived in the area when the first Spanish explorers arrived. Considered a strategic location since the first white men set foot on land there, many nations, including Spain, France, and Great Britain, would struggle for control of the bay area over the years. While suffering with yellow fever and enduring vicious storms, they would build crude fortifications in what is now the Barrancas area and later abandon them. Although it is now located on forty-eight acres of the Pensacola Naval Air Station, the present structure, Fort Barrancas, is in fact a unit of the Gulf Islands National Seashore. Another fort that figured prominently in the Civil War, it is located on a high promontory overlooking the mouth of Pensacola Bay and Fort Pickens across the way. So pleasant and serene is the setting that it is practically impossible to imagine Federal and Confederate forces shelling each other from these two forts during the regrettable Civil War.
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Pensacola, Florida

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