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Fort WordenFort Worden
Port Townsend, WA, USA

A fortification which well illustrates the Endicott system of coastal defenses constructed in the 1890s and early 1900s. This fort, one of the largest posts in the new system, is a rare example of an unaltered Endicott installation.

Fort Sumter National MonumentFort Sumter National Monument
Charleston, SC, USA

On April 12, 1861, the Civil War began when Confederate forces fired on Fort Sumter. Now a national monument, the fort is located on a small island just off of the coast of Charleston, South Carolina.

Pacific Branch, UPacific Branch, U
San Francisco, CA, USA

A notorious federal prison, historic Alcatraz is also a Civil War fortress, the home of the first lighthouse on the West Coast, and the birthplace of the Indian Red Power movement. Today it is a national park, easily accessed by ferry from San Francisco.

Fort AstoriaFort Astoria
Astoria, OR, USA

Built in 1811 by John Jacob Astor as a fur trading post, this National Historic Landmark played an important role in the dispute between Britain and America over the Oregon Territory.

Erie County, Pennsylvania, USA
Mobile County, Alabama, USA