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Images of America: The Military History of New Bedford
by Christopher McDonald

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This accurate and exciting pictoral history will acquaint the reader with the seacoast defense of New Bedford. Fortified since the 1700s, seacoast defense provided important protection for the New Bedford area. By the time of the Civil War, a strong granite fortress was under construction to guard the seaward approaches to the harbor of New Bedford and, later, powerful long-range guns were installed to protect the seaport.

In The Military History of New Bedford, great care has been taken to identify more than two hundred vintage photographs of the harbor defense systems at all the points of Buzzards Bay, coastal fortifications, and the observation and radar towers from the Cape Cod Canal to Wesport. The book identifies and explains the long-abandoned granite and concrete monoliths of New Bedford. It touches upon Gen. Robert E. Lee’s role in the construction of the granite fort at Clark’s Point (Fort Taber) and describes the impact that Henry Martyn Robert had in the are by writing Pocket Manual of Rules of Order for Deliberative Assemblies, later known as Robert’s Rules of Order.

Christopher McDonald, a graduate of Holy Family High School, is the president of the Fort Taber Historical Association, a member of Coast Defense Study Group, and the president of the Council on America’s Military Past – New England Department. He lectures and serves as a researcher for military museums and currently resides in Fairhaven.

Images of America: The Military History of the Cape Cod Canal
by Capt. Gerald Butler

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During World War II, with Allied merchant and navy ships under the threat of Ferman U-boats, the eastern seaboard was on high alert. The Cape Cod Canal, a vital waterway for commercial and military traffic, underwent a period of strict control, occupation, and defense. This pictorial history documents the activity during that time and the extensive array of weaponry and manpower brought to bear in coastal defense.

In The Military History of Cape Cod Canal, the abandoned foundations at Sagamore Hill and throughout most of Buzzards Bay are explored, as well as the weapons, devices, and personnel assigned to ensure the canal’s integrity throughout the war. Although the responsibilities of U.S. Army’s Coast Artillery are a focal point, the actions of the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Coast Guard, and the air arms of all the military services during World War II are also included. The Military History of the Cape Cod Canal documents the mishaps, collisions, and war-damaged ships in and near the canal, as well as the joint military protection forces and plans in effect during World War II.

Capt. Gerald Butler of the Massachusetts State Guard is the former curator of Fort Warren and Fort Independence, Boston Harbor, and Fort Rodman, New Bedford. He has published The Military History of Boston’s Harbor Islands (Arcadia), Military Annals of Nahant, Massachusetts, The Guns of Boston Harbor, and numerous periodicals on seacoast fortifications. Her serves as a consultant to military museums and state parks and was the former historian for U.S. Navy mine warfare units in New England. His illustrations of seacoast weapons and fortifications are published worldwide. He resides in Nahant.

Clark’s Point Lighthouse Patch

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