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America's Fortress: A History of Fort Jefferson, Dry Tortugas, Florida

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Known as the "American Gibraltar," Fort Jefferson, located in the Dry Tortugas, Florida, was the most heavily armed coastal defense fort in United States history. Perceived as the nation's leading maximum-security prison, the fort also held several of the accused conspirators in the Lincoln assassination. "America's Fortress" is the first book-length, architectural, military, environmental, and political history of this strange and significant Florida landmark. This volume also fills a significant gap in Civil War history ...

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