Sunday, September 14, 2008

Washington's Civil War Defenses

The Fall 2008 issue of Hallowed Ground published by the Civil War Preservation Trust, contains an excellent article on Washington's Civil War defenses. According to the article, the city had 68 enclosed forts with 807 mounted cannons and 93 mortars, 93 unarmed batteries with 401 emplacements for field guns and 20 miles of rifle trenches. The article also contains a summary of the battle of Fort Stevens.

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