Fort Fremont Battery
Fort Fremont Battery is one of two intact surviving coastal fortifications dating to the Spanish-American War. Construction began in 1898 and was completed after the war was over. The other fortification is Fort Dade in Tampa Bay, Florida. Fort Fremont was built in order to protect Beaufort and Port Royal Sound. Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1899, it was named after Union Civil War general and first presidential candidate in 1856.
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