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

Read: September 5 - September 7
Format: Hardback 234 pages
Source: Public Library
Subject: defenses of the Federal Capital
Challenges: 11 in 11, 75 Book, TIOLI, SYLL
Category: The Engagement: this is getting serious
Stars: ★★★

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.

An excellent volume for a Civil War buff and as a nearby resident I was easily able to visualize the locations by the directions supplied.

1 comment:

Anna and Serena said...

This review will be featured on War Through the Generations on Nov. 8. Thanks for participating in our challenge!