Civil War Defenses of Washington

Here’s a panel discussion from C-SPAN on the Washington’s Civil War Forts and Parks.  It features Benjamin Franklin Cooling, Professor of History at the National Defense University, Loretta Neumann, Vice President of the Alliance to Preserve Civil War Defenses of Washington, and Kym Elder, the NPS Program Manager for the Civil War Defenses of Washington.

http://www.c-span.org/video/?320278-1/washingtons-civil-war-forts-parks

 

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  1. Bob Nelson · · Reply

    As always, Al, another great presentation. Enjoyed Cooling’s comments about the sesquicentennial — “remembrance and preservation … and public use … public records, public planning and foresight … using the laboratory of historical sight and event, the records … the awareness, the education …” Also chuckled at his, “History never repeats itself, historians just repeat each other.” But enjoyed Loretta Neumann’s piece the best. Love her juxtaposition of CW era photos with modern shots. Makes me want to go back to DC and spend some times visiting the circle of forts.

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