Calhoun-Eagan writes "My grandfather's great-grandfather, Chauncey Calhoun
(1776-1856), was one of the three original carpenters for the Madison Barracks
(The others were Joseph Kimball and Philo Johnson). The work commenced in 1816,
but the workers were not paid but in IOU's. It literally took an Act of Congress
twenty years later (An Act for the Relief of Jesse Smith and others) for Calhoun
to receive payment for this work. Chauncey Calhoun also was one of the many
carpenters who constructed the Old Ship House that housed the New Orleans in
Sackets Harbor until the mid 1880s."
(This picture was originally incorrectly identified as a wall of
Fort Pike) Tim Abel says:
"This isn't the Fort Pike wall. The wall that's there was built during the 1880s
Madison Barracks build-up. The only structure of the original Fort Pike is the
earthen embankment." and "That stone wall (actually its the bed rock face) is
what they used to use for Tommy gun practice!"
writes "What the Taggarts invented was not the brown paper bag that is used for
shopping, but the multi-layers paper bag used for flour, sugar, etc. There was a
huge demand due to the shortage of burlap after the Civil War, from which such
bags were previously made."