It sits on high in a strategically located position overlooking the entrance to Pensacola Bay in the Gulf of Mexico. A variety of military personnel—British, Spanish and American—have served in it throughout the many years of its existence. It has undergone various transformations over the course of its long existence. It is Fort Barrancas, located on the Gulf Islands National Seashore.
At 32 pages, this book is a short read but a desirable resource for anyone interested in the varied history of Fort Barrancas, detailing the history of the fort from the original structure in the late 1700s up to its restoration in the late 1970s.
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