John Michael's Fort Lesley J. McNair (Images of America) PDF

By John Michael

ISBN-10: 1467123234

ISBN-13: 9781467123235

ISBN-10: 1531674380

ISBN-13: 9781531674380

From southeast Washington, DC, the place the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers meet, this castle has endured to guard America's capital. In 1791, Pierre L'Enfant precise it as an army reservation. The submit is the 3rd oldest in non-stop operation--as an arsenal, a penal complex, a clinic, and now, an army schooling heart. It used to be renamed in 1948 to honor Lt. Gen. Lesley J. McNair, who used to be killed in global battle II. Over the process centuries, the fortress has born witness to the British ransacking in the course of the battle of 1812; a Civil warfare explosion that killed woman arsenal staff; and the incarceration, trial, and placing of Lincoln assassination conspirators. through the years, it turned the house of a number of artillery instructions, the 1st federal reformatory, the U.S. military Engineer college, the U.S. military song college, the U.S. military warfare collage, and the united states military Band ("Pershing's Own"). at the present time, it has advanced into the nationwide protection college, Inter-American security university, and the headquarters of the army District of Washington.

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