Fort Frederick, built in 1799, was originally defended by two 8-pounder guns and one 5.5 inch Howitzer. These guns, that never fired a shot in anger, was removed when the fort was decommissioned. But what is a fort, even a historic one that has been declared a national monument, without guns? So a selection of muzzle-loaders dating from the later part of the eighteenth century was placed on the fort to simbolise the original guns.
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