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Fort Delaware : Images of America (Arcadia Publishing) - Laura M Lee

Fort Delaware

Images of America (Arcadia Publishing)

Paperback Published: 2nd August 2010
ISBN: 9780738585901
Number Of Pages: 127

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Located on Pea Patch Island, Fort Delaware was erected to defend local ports from enemy attack but never received or fired a shot in anger. The first earthen-work version, constructed during the War of 1812, was followed by a second 1820s plan incorporating a masonry star design with a network of drainage ditches. Engineering issues and a low-lying site doomed the structure; in 1831, it was irreparably damaged by fire. A new plan created a more substantial fortification still standing to this day. Fort Delaware evolved into a well-established community that transformed from protector to notorious Civil War prison camp. Most widely known as a prison, it subsequently served in lesser roles through three more conflicts. Images of America: Fort Delaware unifies an amazing pictorial record of Fort Delaware s historical timeline. The story is not only of active duty but its rescue from abandonment and subsequent successful preservation work."

ISBN: 9780738585901
ISBN-10: 0738585904
Series: Images of America (Arcadia Publishing)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 127
Published: 2nd August 2010
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 16.7  x 0.8
Weight (kg): 0.31

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