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Fort Pickens

a fort in NW Florida, at the entrance to Pensacola Bay: occupied by Union forces throughout the Civil War.


[pik-uh nz] /ˈpɪk ənz/
Andrew, 1739–1817, American Revolutionary general.
Fort. Fort Pickens. Unabridged
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  • The present fortification of Fort Pickens was built in 1830.

  • All along he had intended to relieve and hold Fort Pickens, off the coast of Florida.

    Lincoln Nathaniel Wright Stephenson
  • How far is the entrance to the sound from Fort Pickens, Mr. Passford?

  • But Fort Pickens is all of four miles from the entrance to the channel of the sound.

  • The distant background would show the grim walls of Fort Pickens, with a few vessels riding at anchor beyond.

    The Boy Spy Joseph Kerby
  • There was, also, of course, always before me the great danger of a discovery of my identity as the Fort Pickens Spy.

    The Boy Spy Joseph Kerby
  • At bed-time everyone was made to "douse his glim" with as much strictness as if we were all aboard a man-of-war at Fort Pickens.

    The Boy Spy Joseph Kerby
  • Contemporaneously with this there was also undertaken another enterprise for the relief of Fort Pickens at Pensacola.

    Abraham Lincoln, Vol. I. John T. Morse
  • Starvation was not yet upon the garrison, and ere it would be reached Fort Pickens might be reenforced.

  • Starvation was not yet upon the garrison, and ere it would be reached, Fort Pickens might be reinforced.

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