Fort Delaware

Fort Delaware

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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."
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Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 171 x 241 x 13mm | 318g
  • Charleston, SC, United States
  • English
  • 0738585904
  • 9780738585901

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