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Fort Madison and Fort Severn: Jefferson's Second Seacoast Defense System as Employed in Annapolis, Maryland (2013)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Mechelle Kerns Galway.

Due to President Thomas Jefferson’s call for seacoast defense, known as the "Second System," the capital city of Annapolis, Maryland saw the construction of two forts during the period of 1808 to 1810.  By the War of 1812, Annapolis had Fort Madison, a traditional star-shaped fortification and Fort Severn, a round gun battery to protect the Chesapeake Bay Severn River approach, Annapolis Roads, and the city.  This paper outlines the history of both forts, the research findings on the...