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Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park

Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park

Fort Zachary Taylor is America’s southernmost Civil War fortress located in Key West Florida. The fort is named after President Zachary Taylor. The U.S. Army began construction in 1845 with secession and the beginning of war in 1861, Fort Taylor remained under federal control, one of the three fortresses in Florida to do so. It… Read More

Fort Wadsworth

Fort Wadsworth

  Fort Wadsworth guarded the entrance to New York Harbor for over 200 years. Strategically located on the west shores of the Narrows, it has the distinction of being the fort with the longest continuous military history in the United States. The location of Fort Wadsworth was first fortified by the Dutch in the 17th… Read More

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