Ship Island, Mississippi
Ship Island was the temporary base and resupply point for the 7th Vermont and 8th Vermont regiments, and the 1st and 2nd Vermont Light Artillery, as well as a number of ships that Vermonters served on in the Gulf of Mexico.
There are more than 200 references to Ship Island in articles on the site.
There is an excellent article on Ship Island on WikipekiA.org.
Present-Day Photos of Fort Massachusetts
Photographs courtesy of Daric Brown, Benson, VT, currently serving as a SeaBee with the U.S. Navy
Fort Massachusetts was on the back side of Ship Island, and not visible in the drawing above.