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Buckner. 188 Captain Quincy A. Gillmore. 194 Rifled cannon blasted holes in Fort Pulaski. 195 A Fort Pulaski casemate. 197 Major Robert Anderson. 201 Fort Sumter parade ground. " 205 General Nathanael Greene. 210 Maryland and Virginia Continentals, Guilford Courthouse. 213 General Andrew Jackson. 218 An over-mountain man, Kings Mountain. 228 Kings Mountain monument. 232 Star-shaped earthen fort at Ninety Six. 239 General Samuel R. Curtis. 244 General Earl Van Dorn. 244 Elkhorn Tavern. 245 General Albert Sidney Johnston.
This building was originally used to store provisions. It now houses the public rest rooms. Stop 8. Southeast Casemate. Behind the storehouse is the southeast casemate, which housed approximately forty men. Stop 9. Main Gate and Drawbridge. When the fort was under siege, the drawbridge was raised. The small door within a door, on the lefthand side, is the wicket gate, used to let people in or out without opening the larger door. Stop 10. Southwest Casemate (Gift Shop). The civilian carpenters, masons, and sawyers who rebuilt the fort before the 1777 siege stayed in this building.
Leger's force had lost heavily, too, but the British colonel managed to rally his men, and they resumed the siege. With his stocks of food and ammunition rapidly dwindling, Gansevoort again turned to Marinus Willet, asking him to slip through British lines and carry word of the garrison's plight to American army headquarters at Albany. Willet managed to evade capture and get to Albany, and a second relief column was hastily organized and dispatched to Fort Stanwix. General Benedict Arnold, commander of the relief column, knew that he would be outnumbered when he reached the fort, and so he decided to employ a clever stratagem to sap St.