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Defenses of Washington DC during the Civil War, circa 1941-1980

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Alternate title:Defenses of Washington, 1861-1865
Summary:Defenses of Washington DC during the Civil War, circa 1941-1980. Photograph of a map showing fortifications surrounding Washington DC during the Civil War. Caption reads: "By 1862, Washington was the most heavily defended city in the Western Hemisphere, encircled by 68 forts and batteries, mounting 905 guns, connected by miles of trenches. This restoration by the city of Alexandria is the best in the region." Postcard number: 9446-C.
Provider:Dexter Press
Printing place:North America
United States of America
New York
West Nyack
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:Virginia
Place of origin – Settlement:Alexandria
Temporal subject: 1941-1950
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States of America
Geographical subject – Region:District of Columbia
Geographical subject – Settlement:Washington
Topical subjects:United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Forts & fortifications
ArchivesUM location:Institute of American Deltiology postcard collection
Repository:National Trust for Historic Preservation Library Collection
Browse terms:Architecture, Landscape, Historic Places
War, Military
Collection:National Trust Library Historic Postcard Collection
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