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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM8K1_the-breached-wall_Tybee-Island-GA.html
" The result of this bombardment mustcause, I am convinced, a change in theconstruction of fortification as radicalas that foreshadowed in naval architecture by the conflict between the Monitor andMerrimac. No works of stone or brick can resist th…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMVNS_castle-williams_New-York-NY.html
[ Side 1 ]A Place Worth ProtectingThe same waterways that connected New York City to the world made it vulnerable to naval attack. During the Revolutionary War, a British maritime force captured New York. In the early days of independence that …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1DJ9_lovers-lane_San-Francisco-CA.html
This trail witnessed the passing of Spanish soldiers, Franciscan missionaries and American soldiers of two centuries. It is perhaps the oldest travel corridor in San Francisco. In 1776 this path connected the Spanish Presidio with the mission, …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMQXC_mcintosh-square_Beaver-PA.html
In honor of Brigadier General Lachlan McIntosh; born 1727 in Scotland, died 1806. Appointed Western Department Commander of the Continental Army by General Washington May 1778. Erected Fort McIntosh in the fall of 1778, serving as its first comman…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMI2R_stages-of-construction-crescent-mounds_Brandon-OH.html
Stages of ConstructionThe earth walls were built over a period of approximately three hundred years and used for a couple of hundred years beyond that. American Indians used the shoulder bones of deer and elk, split elk antler, clam shell hoes, an…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMOJV_outer-breastworks_Henning-TN.html
The Confederates constructed this fortification, 3 ½ miles in length, with ends terminating at the river bluff, as protection against an attack by land. The Outer Breastworks were designed by General Leonidas Polk and built by Captain Montgom…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMZ5R_fort-popham-state-historic-site_Phippsburg-ME.html
Since construction commenced in 1861, the entrance to the Kennebec River has been guarded by Fort Popham, a Civil War era fort that was built to protect the shipbuilding interests in the upriver City of Bath, as well as the state capital in August…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMOLG_t-r-school-teachers-quarters-112_Fort-Apache-AZ.html
This house was constructed by the Bureau of Indian Affairs around 1930 to house Theodore Roosevelt School teachers and families. It deviates in style, though not in size, from the typical Officers' Row quarters. Initially the house had a flat r…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM5YU_old-moat_Fort-Edward-NY.html
Remains ofOld Moatpart of outworksFort Edward1755
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM10MH_fort-erie-pro-patria-mori-cairn_Fort-Erie-ON.html
[Text on the base of the Cairn]; Here are buried150 British Officers and MenWho fell in the attack on Fort ErieOn the 26th day of August, 1814, and threeof the defenders, men of the United StatesInfantry, whose remains were discoveredduring the…
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