DRY DITCH DEFENSIVE BARRIER

In the event of a frontal attack on the Fort by infantry on foot.

 

This ditch would have slowed the attack enough to allow for riflemen in the fort to fire on them through the gunports in the walls.

 

It is often mistakenly called a Moat, but was not designed to hold water, one end being open.

The Fort  and Dry Ditch at night

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