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The Journal of San Diego History
SAN DIEGO HISTORICAL SOCIETY QUARTERLY
Spring 1985, Volume 31, Number 2
Thomas L. Scharf, Editor

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Polygonal Casemated Fortification

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Attribute of a Polygonal Casemated Fortification.

Point Loma and Ballast Point about 1890

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Point Loma and Ballast Point about 1890.

Ballast Point around the turn-of-the-century

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Ballast Point around the turn-of-the-century with the four-gun emplacement of Battery Wilkeson.

Proposed Barbette Battery, Ballast Point

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Proposed Barbette Battery, Ballast Point

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Field of Fire of Battery for Ballast Point

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Earth-covered casemated galleries for infantry musketmen to cover gun emplacements.

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Cross-sections of the proposed Ballast Point Fort.

THE PHOTOGRAPHS are from the San Diego History Center’s Title Insurance and Trust Collection. Drawings are courtesy of the U.S. National Archives.