Just outside Fort Mifflin's front gate, one is confronted with these dazzlingly green Spanish guns. After participating wholeheartedly in both the Mexican-American War (1846-1847) and Spanish-American War (1898), America found itself the recipient of an enormous number of artistically lovely Spanish cannon. I've encountered such guns at Fort Griswold and the Castillo de San Marcos, and I'm sure they're liberally sprinkled throughout the rest of the 50 states. Although what Alaska would be doing with them, I can't imagine.