Discover life as a soldier during Napoleonic times by visiting the Redoubt to view the Napoleonic display and interior features of the Fortress!
Discover Life as a Napoleonic Soldier in Casemate 2
The walls of casemates 2 and 3 still have their black iron shelf frames. Under each shelf frame there would have been a bed, and when the beds were folded away during the day, soldiers hung their kit on these frames.
There may have been some women living at the Redoubt, as officially the Army allowed six officers in a company to live with their wives on site. They would share the same barracks or sleeping quarters as the rest of the men, with only a blanket hung across the room from privacy.
The Redoubt Model
Casemate 2 includes a model of the Redoubt, shown as it was during its 19th Century heyday, giving an impression of the size and scale of this magnificent building.