The Civil War State by State

The Civil War State by State

Fort Corcoran in 1861, one of the sixty-eight forts erected around the city of Washington to protect the federal capital. The troops are members of the 69th New York Infantry, the “Fighting 69th,” and the fort was named for its commanding officer, Colonel Michael Corcoran, standing boldly on the parapet. In the foreground are some grapeshot rounds for the fort’s howitzers.

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