This is really cool. Check out how rural northeast was just a hundred years ago. Amazing. Source: Library of Congress
Here is another great photograph of Fort Totten. This one appears to be from around World War I.
With the massive popularity of our panorama shots from last week, we wanted to add another great series of shot for GoDCers this week. Take a look at these photographs from the Civil War.
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.
Take a look at this Civil War map of D.C. and it’s surroundings. Click on it for greater detail and you’ll be able to see all the fortifications around the city (i.e., Fort Totten, Fort Lincoln, etc).