This docent is shouting "Cannon Fire Demo" as visitors pass through Fort Point. A fort strategically located underneath the Golden Gate Bridge to protect the west coast of the United States during the Civil War era.
Dressed in Civil War Union soldier clothing, this First Sergeant stands at attention posing for tourist photos.
Here the First Sergeant demonstrates how to use the ramrod to push the gunpowder to the end of the barrel. It was a mock demo and nothing was actually fired; otherwise, I would not have been standing this close.