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    Civil War Defenses of Washington

    District of Columbia

Amphibians

COMMON NAME

LATIN NAME

SALAMANDER, RED, NORTHERN

Pseudotriton ruber

SALAMANDER, REDBACK

Plethodon cinereus

SALAMANDER, TWO-LINED, NORTHERN

Eurycea bislineata bislineata

Did You Know?

Fort Washington

When the Civil War began, Fort Washington was the only existing fortification for the capital's defense. Fort Washington, nearly 12 miles down the Potomac, was built to guard against enemy ships during the War of 1812.