An order was at once directed to be sent for the landing of the troops from the steamship Brooklyn into Fort Pickens.
The present fortification of Fort Pickens was built in 1830.
Starvation was not yet upon the garrison, and ere it would be reached Fort Pickens might be reenforced.
How far is the entrance to the sound from Fort Pickens, Mr. Passford?
Day after day, night after night, they momentarily expected an assault upon Fort Pickens.
But Fort Pickens is all of four miles from the entrance to the channel of the sound.
Starvation was not yet upon the garrison, and ere it would be reached, Fort Pickens might be reinforced.
The distant background would show the grim walls of Fort Pickens, with a few vessels riding at anchor beyond.
There was, also, of course, always before me the great danger of a discovery of my identity as the Fort Pickens Spy.
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.