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Mr. Lincoln's forts : a guide to the Civil War defenses of Washington

Author: Benjamin Franklin Cooling, III; Walton H Owen
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : New edView all editions and formats
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During the American Civil War, Washington, D.C. was the most heavily fortified city in North America. To protect Washington with all it contained and symbolized, the Army constructed a shield of fortifications: 68 enclosed earthen forts, 93 supplemental batteries, miles of military roads, and support structures for commissary, quartermaster, engineer, and civilian labor force, some of which still exist today.  Read more...
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Cooling, B. Franklin.
Mr. Lincoln's forts.
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2009018392
(OCoLC)320353343
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin Franklin Cooling, III; Walton H Owen
ISBN: 9780810863071 0810863073 9780810867598 0810867591 9780810860674 0810860678
OCLC Number: 665840182
Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 309 pages, [20] pages of plates) : illustrations, maps
Contents: The most heavily fortified city in North America --
Engineer details of construction --
Touring the forts south of the Potomac --
Touring the forts north of the Potomac --
Touring the forts east of the Anacostia --
Touring the river forts --
John Gross Barnard: "Father of Defenses" --
Selected ordnance statistics for the defenses of Washington --
Engineer Glossary --
Communications in the defenses of Washington --
Regulations for care of fieldworks and government garrisons --
Engineer drawings of selected forts with existing earthworks.
Other Titles: Mister Lincoln's forts
Responsibility: Benjamin Franklin Cooling III, Walton H. Owen II ; foreword by Edwin C. Bearss.

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During the American Civil War, Washington, D.C. was the most heavily fortified city in North America. To protect Washington with all it contained and symbolized, the Army constructed a shield of fortifications: 68 enclosed earthen forts, 93 supplemental batteries, miles of military roads, and support structures for commissary, quartermaster, engineer, and civilian labor force, some of which still exist today. Revised in style, format, and content, the new edition of Mr. Lincoln's Forts is the premier historical reference and tour guide to the Civil War defenses of Washington, D.C.

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