#1. A large timbered gate was located both here and at the other end of this
1,000 foot earthen fort. The fort was so secure that when the request was
made for locks for the gates, the quartermaster sent 2 toy locks as a joke.
Captain Charles Victor DeLand, Commander of Company C, 9th Michigan Infantry, stated
in a letter home that they felt "as secure as a nest of young eagles in our new fort."