Old Fort Jefferson on Dry Tortugas

Old Fort Jefferson on Dry Tortugas Key West Florida

Stock #: 272624
Type: Postcard
Era: Linen
City: Key West
State: Florida (FL)
County: Monroe
Publisher: Dade County Newsdealers Supply Co
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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This old Citadel, now Fort Jefferson National Monument, was a formidable coastal defense about the time of the American Civil War. Following termination of hostilities the Fortress was used as a Federal Prison, and became known as the American Devil's Island. Here Dr. Samuel Mudd of Maryland was imprisoned for giving medical aid to John Wilkes Booth, assassin of President Lincoln
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