Fort Myer, Virginia (Images of America Series)

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Overlooking Washington, DC, Fort Myer holds a commanding view of America's capital. Built in 1863 from the Custis-Lee estate, one of 70 defensive Civil War fortifications of the capital, this historic US Army post was known as Fort Whipple. As the war ended and reconciliation began, only this fort remained and was later renamed to honor the US Army's first signal officer, Brig. Gen. Albert J. Myer. These acres of Arlington Heights are distinguished by unique events, including the beginnings of military aviation,...
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Overview


Overlooking Washington, DC, Fort Myer holds a commanding view of America's capital. Built in 1863 from the Custis-Lee estate, one of 70 defensive Civil War fortifications of the capital, this historic US Army post was known as Fort Whipple. As the war ended and reconciliation began, only this fort remained and was later renamed to honor the US Army's first signal officer, Brig. Gen. Albert J. Myer. These acres of Arlington Heights are distinguished by unique events, including the beginnings of military aviation, the Army Cavalry showcase, "The Three Sisters," and the National Weather Bureau. During World War I, Army officers trained here to fight "Over there," and today two units call Fort Myer home: the Army Band ("Pershing's Own," since 1942) and the 3rd Infantry ("The Old Guard," since 1948). Photographs and text present the evolution of this national landmark in its first 100 years, including its buildings, people, and events.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738587356
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 6/13/2011
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,405,152
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author


Author John Michael is a military historian/heraldist, photographer, and chronicler. His work photographing final honors at Arlington National Cemetery is world-renowned. Digging back in time and sifting through thousands of photographs in many collections results in another milestone in his ongoing mission of preserving the memories so others will remember.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2011

    Highly Recommended!!!

    Granted, the author is a friend - but, he is the most passionate person I've ever met when it comes to the History of Fort Myer and Arlington Cemetary. Anyone who has any interest in the building of our Nation and the unending tradition that comes from the Old Guard - those that have been guarding our Nation since the beginning - HAVE to check this out! You will find many treasures here I'm sure...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2011

    Outstanding Research and Fantastic Historical Photographs

    I had the opportunity to preview this book prior to being sent to be printed. The author has uncovered many never before seen photographs that show this US Army Post in wonderful ways. The book covers the first one hundred years of the fort and provides a comprehensive view and commentary of the highlights and contributions made by the people, events and discoveries which happened within the confines of Arlington Heights where it's located. I would and am buying two copies, one for me and one to give to a friend ... buy it, it'll give you an appreciation for what the US Army has contributed to the USA.

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