Chèli’s Shelves reviewed Mr. Lincoln’s Forts: A Guide to the Civil War Defenses of Washington by Benjamin Franklin Cooling for the U.S. Civil War Reading Challenge 2011. Here’s an excerpt:
This book documents the 68 forts and 93 unarmed batteries that surrounded the city of Washington during the Civil War. The details include maps, drawings, anecdotes concerning the construction, and directions to find the locations since many have “no visible remains” today.
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