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Fort Delaware is a harbor defense facility built in 1859 on Pea Patch Island in the Delaware River. During the American Civil War the Union used Fort Delaware as a prison for Confederate prisoners of war. In 1951 the Delaware State Parks Commission assumed ownership of Fort Delaware and Pea Patch Island. 1859 is a common year starting on Saturday. ... The Delaware River at New Hope, Pennsylvania The Delaware River is a river on the Atlantic coast of the United States. ... The American Civil War was fought in the United States from 1861 until 1865 between the United States – forces coming mostly from the 23 northern states of the Union – and the newly-formed Confederate States of America, which consisted of 11 southern states that had declared their secession. ... Wikiquote has a collection of quotations by or about: United States Wikinews has news related to this article: United States United States government Official website of the United States government - Gateway to governmental sites White House - Official site of the US President Senate. ... National Motto Deo Vindice (Latin: Under God our Vindicator) Official language English de facto nationwide Various European and Native American languages regionally Capital Montgomery, Alabama February 4, 1861–May 29, 1861 Richmond, Virginia May 29, 1861–April 9, 1865 Danville, Virginia April 3–April 10, 1865 Largest city New Orleans... Geneva Convention definition A prisoner of war (POW) is a soldier, sailor, airman, or marine who is imprisoned by an enemy power during or immediately after an armed conflict. ... 1951 was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... State nickname: The First State Other U.S. States Capital Dover Largest city Wilmington Governor Ruth Ann Minner Official languages None Area 6,452 km² (49th)  - Land 5,068 km²  - Water 1,387 km² (21. ...


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Fort Delaware - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (581 words)
Fort Delaware is a harbor defense facility built in 1859 on Pea Patch Island in the Delaware River.
The fort and the island currently belong to the Delaware Division of Parks and Recreation.
Delaware acquired the Fort from the United States government in 1947 after the Pentagon declared it a "surplus site".
Fort Delaware site photos (237 words)
On 4 July, I traveled down to Fort Delaware which was Union prisoner of war camp during the Civil War.
Completed in 1858, Fort Delaware was the most advanced (and most expensive) coastal defense fortification of the day.
Fort Delaware has 3 levels of artillery (over 159 guns in all).
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