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Old Fort Jefferson on Dry Tortugas

Old Fort Jefferson on Dry Tortugas Key West Florida
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Stock #: 76942
Type: Postcard
Era: Linen
City: Key West
State: Florida (FL)
County: Monroe
Postmark: 1957
PM City: KEY WEST
PM State: FL
Stamp: 2C U.S.POSTAGE
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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