Diary, June 21, 1861

"Fort Ellsworth on Shuter's Hill"
Original from the Library's Collection
Fort Ellsworth on Shuter's Hill

"Friday June 21st

    Shuters Hill and Arlington Heights are being strongly defended by the construction of Forts, and I think this precaution highly necessary as they will doubtless need them on their retreat from the indomitable Beauregard whenever they shall dare to attack him in his fastness."

"The Naval Brigade constructing the Marine Battery
on Shuter's Hill, to guard Alexandria, Va., and
command the Fairfax Road, Lt. Perkins commanding"
Original from the Library's Collection
Constructing the Marine battery on Shuter's Hill

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