2. There is Rifled Artillery Lodged in the Wall

Bullet holes in a stone wall

Beyond the missing stories and roof, solitary arches, and piles of stone that give away the fort’s incomplete state, there are also small details that tell its story. Lodged in the wall on the second floor of the battery are two pieces of artillery from test fires that ultimately proved the fort obsolete.

The damage left by the rifled artillery that was shot into the wall has been left untouched and there are still pieces of the artillery lodged inside. When the shots were fired and the damage proved to be severe, construction on the site was halted and never started again.