War of 1812 -Powder Magazine

Michael D Coker's picture

Greetings all,

I'm part of a group of grad students working on a public history project recreating a model of the Newport Barracks, KY as it appeared during War of 1812 period.  Currently, we're looking at the powder magazine structure, which has been described as  "beehive" in appearance.  Can anyone tell me if there are any military manuals/regulations that would govern the construction of such a structure during this period? 

Thanks for reading!