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The fort is a reconstruction to give the public a general idea of what the original fort, which was further along the street, looked like. There were notice boards giving information about the site and a man who was telling us about the battle od...More
The Union Army built Fort Curtis during the Civil War to defend its location on the Mississippi. This is a reconstruction of the small fort, several blocks away from the original location. The signage is good and gives you a good idea of what happened...More
The basic reconstruction of a earthen works of a civil war fortification. I would recommend you read up on the Battle of Helena to get a feel for the history behind the site. Not to exact scale of original fort, and old photos of other...More
On the day we were there, re-enactors were there demonstrating the cannons, guns, and other materiel that were used at the fort. They were very helpful in answering questions and really helped make this an interesting visit. If you are there on a day when...More
Fort Curtis is a 3/4's scale of the original fort located 2 1/2 blocks NE of its current location. The fort has several large cannons mounted on platforms. From the fort you can see Batteries B & C which is how and where the Battle...More
I'm not a civil war enthusiast but I do find the history of the southern states very interesting. I had gone to a fort in Tennessee or Louisiana a couple years ago that I found interesting because it was so quiet and I just let...More
Fort Curtis is a reproduction of the original Fort that was built in summer of 1862 (the original Fort Curtis was a mile nearby with a plaque on the site). It was one of five earthwork fortifications built for the defense of the area by...More