images of America - Fort Myer

SIX YEARS ANNIVERSARY – FREE SHIPPING!

13 JUNE 2011 ...

SIX Years ago -  a day that will live in celebration when the FIRST book about FORT MYER was published. The release of "Images of America - Fort Myer" was and is a groundbreaking achievement in documenting US Army history. As one of the original defenses of Washington during the Civil War when it was known as Fort Whipple, the installation is still on the mission of defending the Capital City of Washington DC. Carved from the 1,100 acres of the Custis-Lee estate, the post shares a common wall with Arlington National Cemetery - the shrine to the country's military and their
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service and sacrifices.

A Historic Post of Distinctive Innovation

The book chronicles the first one hundred years of this historic US Army post that has been the center of innovation while also a showcase for the cavalry (some 1,500 horses once were stationed among the acres), home to the Buffalo Soldiers (both the 9th and 10th Cavalry were garrisoned on post). Among other notable innovations and milestones include:
  • Origins of military aviation
  • Long distance telephone service
  • Trans-oceanic & continental radio communication (the Three Sisters)
  • National Weather Service established
  • Location of acceptance and approval for the remarkable vehicle known as the "JEEP"

Current Garrison

Currently, the post is home to the US Army's top two ceremonial units - The US Army Band - "Pershing's Own" and the oldest infantry unit - 3d Infantry - "The Old Guard".  Their missions include ceremonial support for Arlington National Cemetery, which is adjacent to Fort Myer. And since 06 APR 1948, when the Regiment was re-activated,  it has provided sentinels to guard "The Tomb of the Unknown"

About the Book "Images of America - Fort Myer"

The book contains over 200 historical photographs, maps, and illustrations complemented by a rare first found/published note from Abraham Lincoln which is all augmented with descriptive text.

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Also by John Michael

In 2015 again he brought to the world another book chronicling the history of the 3d oldest US Army post in the  United States -  "Images of America - Fort Lesley J. McNair" where the Lincoln assassination conspirators were incarcerated, tried and hanged.  It's also been home to the Army Corps of Engineers, The US Army Band, Alpha Company of the 3d Infantry Regiment - "the Old Guard". Currently the headquarters of the Military District of Washington, home to the Center of Military
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History and the National Defense University and several of its colleges including the National War College at the iconic Roosevelt Hall.
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Fort Myer Firsts

The Remaining US Civil War Era Post

It sits on Arlington Heights overlooking Washington DC and has seen its share of firsts since 1863 when it was first built as Fort Whipple.  It was among the 70 fortifications surrounding the National Capital during the US Civil War, but unlike the rest which fell into disrepair and were abandoned,  Fort Myer continues until this day (though they've hidden the name slightly - it'll always be Fort Myer because of its significance and contributions.) Some of the early firsts that this US Army Post holds are: Over time, the significance of Fort Myer has grown.  With its elite troops - the 3d Infantry of the US Army  - "The Old Guard" and the musical talent of the US Army Band "Pershing's Own -  within, it continues to stand ready to defend the Nation's Capital while providing an outstanding place to receive  and honor visiting dignitaries.

Over Two Years In Research

Images of America - Fort Myer FirstsThe book "Images of America - Fort Myer" highlights these and others in a combination of historical photographs, maps, and notes with revealing captions.  The outstanding nugget is a first-time published note from Abraham Lincoln which no one knew existed.  Browse through the website and learn of some of the history - the people, the events, the places and enjoy.    

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Images of America - Fort Myer is a pictorial chronicle of the first one hundred years of history containing over two hundred photographs, maps, and images.  Beginning in the 1860s and carrying through the 1960s it provides a view of what was over time.  An autographed copy of the book can be purchased at BUY THE BOOK.