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    Castle Williams Historic Structure Report

    Castle Williams Historic Structure Report

    This report provides a comprehensive timeline of the history of Castle Williams. Prepared by Barbara Yocum as part of the National Park Service's Historic Architecture Program, it includes many images, diagrams, and summaries of each era in the Castle's history.

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    Fort Jay Historic Structure Report

    Fort Jay Historic Structure Report

    This Historic Structure Report, prepared by Barbara Yocum for the National Park Service's Historic Architecture program, provides a comprehensive timeline of the structures of Fort Jay.

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    Governors Island NM Historic Resource Study

    Governors Island NM Historic Resource Study

    This study synthesizes many sources to provide a detailed account of the history of Governors Island, and includes many excellent images and illustrations.

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West Point graduates William Sherman and William P. Jones started their military careers on Governors Island in 1840. Sherman would fight and survive the Seminole, Mexican and Civil Wars. Jones was posted to Fort McHenry in Baltimore killed when thrown from a horse in 1841. Sherman died in 1891.