• !5-inch Rodman Cannon

    Civil War Defenses of Washington

    District of Columbia



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Did You Know?

Fort Reno highlighted on histortical map

Fort Reno was the largest of the Defenses of Washington fortifications and supported a dozen heavy guns and a contingent of 3,000 men.