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Dutch Island and Fort Greble, by Walter K. Schroder

Dutch Island and Fort Greble, by Walter K. Schroder

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Dutch Island is an 81-acre island situated at thesouthern end of the West Passage to Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island. It served an important role in ourcountry's military history, from its acquisition by the United States Army in 1864 until its closing by the military in 1947. This volume is the first pictorial history illustrating the military development and facilities of Fort Greble on Dutch Island, spanning the period from the Civil War to World War II. Readers will step back in time and wander through the early earthworks and different incarnations of Fort Greble, stroll along thepristine parade ground before it was covered in briarand bramble, gaze upon the huge coastal artillery guns pointing toward the sea, and watch uniformed soldiers performing their duties on this fortified island.