Stories of Battery Russell
Battery Russell has an amazing history – the site of the only attack of a mainland military installation since the War of 1812. Today we take a look at the construction, history, battle, and aftermath as we bring you the Stories of Battery Russell.
When we first visited Battery Russell, I left with more questions about the site than answers. What was this building? What was this room used for? What are the stories that happened here? Walking through the empty rooms, I made it my goal to answer my own questions about the site – and share it with others. This past month we have been focusing on Fort Stevens: the History of Fort Stevens (one of our most popular videos) and Fort Stevens Historical Tour where we walk through the Fort and discuss how it functioned. We hope you enjoyed and learned about this amazing location – I know I did!
For more information about the attack near Battery Russell – the first attack against a mainland military installation since 1812, see the links below:
Much of the information, photos and videos used in this video came from the Costal Defense Study Group. They have information about forts all over the country, how they worked and declassified historical documentation.
- Information on Fort Stevens
- Oregon State Parks
- Friends of Fort Stevens
- Clatsop County Historical Society Photos
- Northwest Civil War Council – Civil War reenactment
- Pacific Northwest Historical Group – WWII reenactment
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