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Apr
25
by James N. at 3:05 PM
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At the beginning of the Civil War there was only a single fortification in place to protect the Federal capital, Fort Washington seen above, which had its origins in the 1808 Fort Warburton built on the same site on the Maryland shore of the Potomac across from George Washington's estate, Mount Vernon. The British bypassed Warburton when they captured the city in 1814, but the successful defense of Baltimore in...
Apr
25
by 5fish at 7:58 AM
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I found this summary of General John Bell Hood career on a wargamer forum(by a Pete Belli) and it was interesting overall look at his Civil War career...


Discussing the performance of famous military commanders is practically a hobby within a hobby for wargame enthusiasts and amateur historians. A typical American Civil War buff can toss out a quick evaluation of every high-ranking general and...
Apr
25
by rickvox79 at 10:50 PM
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My father-n-law and I went over to Fort Blakely to visit the battlefield there in Spanish Fort, Alabama. I have passed that exit off interstate I-10 probably hundreds of times and have been wanting to stop for as long as I can remember. Finally made time to do it while we were over visiting my wife's parents in Mobile today. My father-n-law told me that during the 1960's he would take a metal detector over there...
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