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America's Fortress: A History of Fort Jefferson, Dry Tortugas, Florida (Florida History and Culture)

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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 with regard to coastal defense strategy, support of the Confederacy blockade, the use of convicted Union soldiers as forced labor, and the treatment of civilian prisoners sentenced by military tribunals. Reid argues that Fort Jefferson's troops faced very different threats and challenges than soldiers who served elsewhere during the war. He chronicles threats of epidemic tropical disease, hurricanes, shipwrecks, prisoner escapes, and Confederate attack. Reid also reports on white northerners' perceptions of slaves, slavery, and the emerging free black soldiers of the latter years of the war. Drawing on the writings of Emily Holder, wife of Fort Jefferson's resident surgeon, Reid is the first to offer a female perspective on life at the fort between 1859 and 1865. For history buffs and tourists, America's Fortress offers a fascinating account of this little-known outpost which has stood for over 150 years off the tip of the Florida Keys.

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Thomas Reid, lecturer in American history at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, is author of Spartan Band: Burnett’s 13th Texas Cavalry in the Civil War and articles about the military history of the American Civil War.

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ISBN:
9780813030197
Author:
Reid, Thomas
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
Foreword:
Mormino, Gary
Foreword:
Arsenault, Raymond
Editor:
Arsenault, Raymond
Subject:
Military Science
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Fort Jefferson (Fla.) - History -
Subject:
Fortification - Florida - History -
Subject:
Americana-General
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Florida History and Culture
Publication Date:
20061231
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
163
Dimensions:
9.02x6.42x.76 in. .88 lbs.

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