Army Batteries on the Pacific Coast – Old Guards of the Columbia

The original Fort Stevens consisted of a fort made mainly of dirt with gun emplacements and several buildings, all completed in 1865.  To protect it from land attack, the original Fort was surrounded by a moat with a drawbridge! In 1897, as part of a nationwide program to improve coastal and harbor defenses, Fort Stevens started … More Army Batteries on the Pacific Coast – Old Guards of the Columbia