Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Fort Ellsworth” in chapter 6, page 90 of The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 5: Forts and Artillery.:
...ueduct, one by Long Bridge, and one by water to Alexandria.
The nearness of Alexandria, and the fact that it commanded the river, made its occupation a matter of prime importance from the outset.
Fort Ellsworth , on Shuter's Hill, one half-mile west of the town, was located and fortified by the column crossing by water.
During the eight weeks following the crossing, and up to the time of General McDowell's...
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