3D American Civil War in Google Earth

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Fort Frederick

Fort Frederick was sold at auction in 1791 and lay abandoned until the American Civil War. The fort was garrisoned at the outbreak of war and was used as a gun emplacement to protect the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal and the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, which paralleled the canal. The 1st Maryland Infantry (US) occupied the area in December 1861 and Company H fought in a skirmish at the fort against Condederate raiders on Christmas Day, 1861. The regiment left in February 1862. In October 1862 a picket from the 12th Illinois Cavalry briefly occupied the area. [4]The military usefulness of the fort ended by 1862.

Modeled by drobbins of 3D Services

See it in Google Earth here

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