#2.  At least one cannon would have to be positioned behind each
of the ten angles of the fort wall for all around covering fire in
the direction of the many back roads to the south of the fort.

At first, the 9th Michigan Infantry manned their own cannons;  but by March of 1862, Captain
Charles H. Lamphere's Battery G of the 1st Michigan Light Artillery had arrived to garrison
the fort.  The most common cannon, used at the fort, was the six pound smooth bore.