Artillery Park

One French officer wrote that “on a plateau behind this fort [Fort Clinton] the artillery park is laid out, beside a very beautiful parade ground.” The Continental Army stored extra cannons, mortars, and howitzers in this section of the encampment. In the event of an enemy attack, members of the Continental Artillery and livestock could drag the guns to the surrounding fortifications from this central location.

Image courtesy of Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C.