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.
Letter

He Bought the Book

We were sent this message and here in his own words is the reaction to the book about Historic Fort Myer:
Recently I purchased a copy of John Michael's outstanding book, "Images of America: Fort Myer", where he is recounting the history of Fort Myer, Virginia, a military outpost, if you will, that is bathed in American Military history. His work is truly a mini-museum laid out before you on 127 pages, that are filled with photographs, and I mean priceless photographs, and reinforced with factual information relating to the chronological events that not only shaped America, but its Army. I couldn't begin to share with you all that I read and saw within the pages of the magnificent book, because I don't think I could do it it justice. John Michael has truly poured his heart into his prose, and I personally believe that if you are either a history buff, or a Soldier who has once served on this Post of Generals, this book needs to be in your library, with many a "dog eared" page.
Bernie Bernwall (Wilson) Author of "What Wouldn't Jesus Do?" And, And, veteran of The Old Guard of the US Army, 3d Infantry Regiment" Get a copy of Bernie's book from Amazon:
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Defend the Capital

The year 2011 marks the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the US Civil War.   A few days in April of 1861,  Fort Sumter had surrendered after continual pounding of artillery on the fortification... Those in Washington DC, when they heard of this, began to make plans to erect fortifications which would "Defend the Capital" in case of attack Historic Map of Washington DCby the Confederates. Jefferson Davis had already been inaugurated as President of the Confederacy and slowly the secession of Southern states had begun. The two river crossings - Aqueduct Bridge and Long Bridge were among the first to have fortifications put in place.  By the war's end, 70 fortifications and 90 artillery batteries would surround Washington, DC.   Among those would be Fort Whipple - built in 1863 and named after General Amiel Weeks Whipple, it occupied the high ground at Arlington Heights overlooking the Nation's Capital.   In essence it was the second line of defense, backing up Fort Cass as part of the Arlington Line.   Arlington House, also known as the Custis-Lee mansion was the headquarters for all the defenses of Washington during the US Civil War.   President Abraham Lincoln would cross the Potomac River to meet here with General Whipple to get briefed on the progress of the actions. All of the fortifications and batteries are very well located, diplayed and discussed in a book written and recently updated entitled "Mr. Lincoln's Forts"  by Benjamin Franklin Cooling III and Walton H. Owen II. In the book - "Images of America - Fort Myer"   you will also find more about this historic time in America and the developments, events, people and views that impacted the US Army, the United States of America and the world.
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Welcome to another historic milestone

Images of America - Fort MyerIn a few months, a new book will be published that will be a ground-breaking first and a historic milestone.   The historic US Army Post - Fort Myer will finally have a book that will herald some of the first one hundred years of its history in word and historic photographs. The effort has been built on a foundation of a decade of walking among and working with some of the finest people - the US military.   With two years in research and writing, it will result in a tribute to those who have and are currently creating history on Fort Myer.  To all of them and all the others who are serving in the US military, I say: "Thank you for your service and keep on doing what you're doing, 'cause if you're not, we, the American people, can't be doing what we do every day." The book is available for pre-order either directly from the author (an autographed copy) or from Amazon, Barnes & Noble or Borders.
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Arlington Reads – Images of America – Fort Myer

John Michael LogoTitle: Arlington Reads - Images of America - Fort Myer Virginia Location: Arlington Central Library - Arlington VA Description: John Michael will discuss his new book about this unique US Army Post which has its origins in the US Civil War - The book is from Arcadia Publishing and provides a comprehensive view in historical photographs from the 1860s to 1960s. 1015 N Quincy Street Arlington Virginia Start Time: 19:00 Date: 2011-03-24