Light Battery, Fort Stevens - 1880s


Light Battery, Fort Stevens - Davidson

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The Light Battery training at Fort Stevens, near Astoria on the Oregon coast. Constructed during the civil war, Fort Stevens was one of three military installations guarding the mouth of the Columbia River. The other two, Fort Canby and Fort Columbia, were on the Washington side of the river. A light battery included small cannons that could be moved as part of a mounted service. Heavy artillery, on the other hand, included larger cannons which were usually left at fortifications, or moved in siege trains. -- This photo is restored and printed by Old Oregon.

Additional Information

Item Number AA0041
Photographer Isaac G. Davidson
Location Oregon Coast, Clatsop County
Subject Military
Decade 1880s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type Boudoir Card
Size of Original 4.4 x 8.2 inches
Photographer's Number No