This is a collection of my photographs of the Fort Sill National Military Monument in Oklahoma. I have been photographing the Fort for six years and love the place so much. I believe the fort is one of the oldest standing military buildings in the U.S.
The fort was built in 1832 by Colonel John P. Logan who was the first U.S. commander to use cannon to defend Indian land during the War of 1812. It was later purchased by the U.S. government and was later restored and occupied by the Oklahoma National Guard. During the American Civil War, the fort was heavily damaged by Union troops. It was abandoned in 1867 after the end of the war.
Fort Sill is a fortification located in the heart of Oklahoma City. It was constructed during the Civil War as a defense against Native Americans but has since been turned into a tourist attraction. There are five different buildings which can be seen from the street, including the fort itself which has a large statue of a Native American man. The fort is the only part of the old fort that has been turned into a real tourist attraction.
There is a lot of history behind Fort Sill. It was the site of the Battle of Fort Sill, a battle in which the Confederate Army defeated the Union Army during the Civil War. In April, 1861 the Union garrison was stationed at Fort Sill and the Confederate garrison was stationed at Fort Donelson. Confederate forces under Maj. Gen. Joseph E. Johnston attacked Fort Donelson but were repulsed with heavy losses and were forced to withdraw.
Fort Sill is the site of the Battle of Fort Donelson. According to the map, a battle was fought there. The Confederate forces were not able to get through but the Union army was. The battle ended when the Confederates surrendered and the Confederate fort was demolished.
It’s only the first of many times I’ll be doing this. Also for today’s #10, I have a new article in my newsletter. It’s from the May/June issue and it’s called “Fort Sill Photography” but it’s titled “Fort Sill Photography: The Lost Glory of Fort Sill.” This is the story behind a photograph I took on Fort Sill.
I spent years in the Army and I’ve seen numerous battles, of course, but I never had the chance to be in a position to actually see what’s behind a photograph. Until today. I’ve been able to get a sneak peek into the lost glory of Fort Sill thanks to the Fort Sill Photography project. The first and most important step in this project was having a place to keep the photographs, then getting them organized into folders.
I guess its a lot of work to take a photo of a statue of a Civil War general, but I think that the process is worth it. It’s like going to a museum and seeing a painting or statue of a famous person, but in a way that you don’t get to see the person in person. The photographs are a window into the history of the area, the people of the area, and the culture of the area.
The best part of this idea? I’m working on a project that is based on a photo of a statue of a Civil War general. I’m not sure I’ll be able to make a good photo of this one, but I think it’s one of the best things I’ve done so far.