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Benjamin Franklin Cooling - Mr. Lincoln´s Forts: A Guide to the Civil War Defenses of Washington - 9780810867598 - V9780810867598
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Mr. Lincoln´s Forts: A Guide to the Civil War Defenses of Washington

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Description for Mr. Lincoln´s Forts: A Guide to the Civil War Defenses of Washington Hardback. Num Pages: 334 pages, black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: 1KBB; 1KBBF; 3JH; GBC; HBJK; HBWJ; WTH. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 289 x 226 x 25. Weight in Grams: 1166.
During the American Civil War, Washington, D.C. was the most heavily fortified city in North America. As President Abraham Lincoln's Capital, the city became the symbol of Union determination, as well as a target for Robert E. Lee's Confederates. As a Union army and navy logistical base, it contained a complex of hospitals, storehouses, equipment repair facilities, and animal corrals. These were in addition to other public buildings, small urban areas, and vast open space that constituted the capital on the Potomac. To protect Washington with all it contained and symbolized, the Army constructed a shield of fortifications: ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
Scarecrow Press
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2009
Condition
New
Weight
1166g
Number of Pages
334
Place of Publication
Lanham, MD, United States
ISBN
9780810867598
SKU
V9780810867598
Shipping Time
Usually ships in 15 to 20 working days
Ref
99-15

About Benjamin Franklin Cooling
Benjamin Franklin Cooling III is a well-known Civil War historian who has authored many publications in that field, as well as in military and naval history. Walton H. Owen II is the assistant director and curator at the Fort Ward Museum, one of the most significant of the sites discussed in this book. He has served as the historic ... Read more

Reviews for Mr. Lincoln´s Forts: A Guide to the Civil War Defenses of Washington
This is a very scholarly and beautifully made book that completely discusses all of the fortification defenses of Washington D.C. during our American Civil War.... Each individual fortification has a short history as to what has transpired from the day it was built up to today's protection by the United States National Park Service. These fortifications stand today as ... Read more

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