Fort Fisher

Fort Fisher
Fort Fisher, NE Bastion. Frank Vizetelly (National Geographic)

Friday, January 15, 2016

155 Years Ago: Fort Washington Essentially Defenseless

JANUARY 16TH, 1861:  Captain Taylor, USMC, commanding Fort Washington, wrote Colonel John Harris, Marine Corps Commandant, regarding the "defenseless and pregnable condition" of the fort.  Taylor requested reinforcements, commenting that he did "not wish to be placed in a position to detract from the high character of my corps."

Fort Washington was Washington, D.C.'s major defense on the Potomac River.

--Old B-Runner

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