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.
This week, we take you on a tour of the Batteries at Fort Stevens and learn how the enemy targets were found, how the guns were aimed, and the steps taken to fire the guns. We also walk through the batteries to learn their history and some of the stories of the men that served here.
During my research for our guided tour video, I was amazed by the history of Fort Stevens and decided to make a historical summary. After way too many hours of research, finding photos and editing, this 3 1/2 minute video is the result!