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Water Condensers

Date(s) of Letter(s) Schmidt, Lewis G.  The Civil War in Florida:  A Military History.   Vol III: Florida's Key's & Fevers.   Allentown, Pennsylvania: L. G. Schmidt, 1989.
May 25, 1862 "Fresh water was provided by channeling the rains from the fort's barbette through channels in the interior walls, to filter trays filled with sand; and finally to the 114 cisterns located under the fort which held 1,231,200 gallons of water....Two steam condensers were available during the war, and distilled 7,000 gallons of tepid water per day for a separate system of reservoirs located in the northern section of the parade ground near the officers quarters."   (Schmidt, pp. XXXV).