I have a thing about old doors. They’re kind of like walls…if only they could talk. But, in the case of doors, who has passed back and forth over their threshold? What have they held out and shut in, created safe harbor for, or what kind of secrets have they kept secret?
This door was at the entrance of Fort Pulaski (GA). Fort Pulaski is surrounded by a moat like structure and you must first cross a small wooden foot bridge before entering the fort. Then, you walk through this door into a cool, darkened “passageway” before you emerge inside of the Fort.
Fort Pulaski fell right behind Fort Sumter (SC) right after the Civil War began. It took less than two days for the Fort to fall under the battering for the Union’s siege cannon’s that were firing from less than a mile away on Tybee Island.
I’m sure this door has seen many grey and blue coats coming and going…and suffering on both sides…
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