Friday, June 23, 2017

Fort Warren in Boston Harbor-- Part 2: Held Confederate Officers and Others

From Wikipedia.

This is what I'd really rather be doing than spending so much time on the anti-Confederate attacks as I do.

If they would just stop, I could get back to what I'd rather be doing.

Fort Warren was built between 1833 and 1861 and completed just short before the beginning of the Civil War.  It was one of 42 Third System of U.S. fortifications and the fifth largest built.

It was supposed to hold 200 guns, but never had that many.  During the Civil War it had 15-inch and 10-inch Rodman smoothbore cannons.

It served as a prison for Confederate States Army, Navy, elected officials from Maryland and Northern political prisoners., which is why the United Daughters of the Confederacy erected the plaque.

--Old Secesh

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