When Ft. Totten Really Was a Fort

Have you ever wondered what Fort Totten looked like? Here is a photograph from just after the Civil War in 1865, showing men from the 3rd Massachusetts Heavy Artillery at the fort’s gate.

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Men and gun of 3d Massachusetts Heavy Artillery at ornamental gate of Fort Totten
Men and gun of 3d Massachusetts Heavy Artillery at ornamental gate of Fort Totten

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Tom founded Ghosts of DC on January 4th, 2012 as a blog to uncover the lost and untold history of Washington, D.C. He has lived in the city for over a decade and loves exploring every corner of the District.

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