Fort Miles was constructed to protect the Delaware Bay from attack. It was commissioned right before the US entered WWII.
This artillery base must have been a plum assignment, as the oceanfront fort saw no action during the conflict. Today it is part of a state park.
Unlike the fort that bears his name, General Nelson Miles saw a lot of combat action.
Miles was wounded twice during Civil War battles. He fought the Indians and Spanish, too.
The old soldier even volunteered to serve during WWI at the age of seventy-five.
Cape Henlopen State Park, Lewes, DE 2010