Fort Adams and Newport’s Defensive Ruins

Here is an odd little cluster of islands on the eastern side of the entrance to Narragansett Bay. The most important of these is Aquidneck and on the southern extremity of Aquidneck Isle is situated Newport. At the southern extremity of Newport is Brenton’s Point and on Brenton’s Point is Fort Adams. This is the



Field Fortifications

In the nature of the case field fortifications are temporary erections, earthworks thrown up for an immediate emergency; but, occasionally some bright deed or some momentous consequence gives these defenses a fame more enduring than walls of stone planned with deliberation and executed with leisured care. Who has not heard of Valley Forge and the



Crown Point, Lake Champlain

It would be hard, gazing upon Crown Point today, to realize the storms and terrors it let loose upon the English colonists not quite two hundred years ago. Girt by the smiling waters of one of America’s most beautiful lakes, overtopped by a verdant mountain, and gazing out upon green fields in the shade of



The Alamo and Fort Sam Houston

The Alamo, which is famous for its heroic defense against the Mexicans by Travis and his men, is situated in San Antonio, Texas, and is the point of pilgrimage annually for many hundreds of the visitors to the southwestern part of the United States. On the outskirts of San Antonio is the modern great military



The Citadel at Halifax, Nova Scotia

The province of Acadia had been in English possession for nearly half a century when, in 1749, the powers that were in the Mother Country decided that Annapolis, the little gamecock city of the peninsula, whose history went back to 1605, was not a fitting place for the capital of the province. Its harbor, while



Dakota Territory Frontier Forts Prior to 1902

Hale, Fort, Dakota – On Missouri River, at the Lower Brule Agency. Lower Brule Agency, Fort at Dakota – Fort Hale. Powder River Fort on Dakota – Fort Phil Kearny. Sully Fort, Dakota – On Missouri River, 5 miles above mouth of Cheyenne R and the new Fort Sully, 20 miles below mouth of Cheyenne



Wyoming Frontier Forts Prior to 1902

Wyoming Frontier Forts Prior to 1902



Wisconsin Frontier Forts Prior to 1902

Wisconsin Frontier Forts Prior to 1902



Virginia Frontier Forts Prior to 1902

Virginia Frontier Forts Prior to 1902



Vermont Frontier Forts Prior 1902

Vermont Frontier Forts Prior 1902



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