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Fort Lafayette – The Prison of Prominent Rebels and Traitors

Black-and-white illustration from New York Illustrated News showing the island prison of Fort Layfayette, as viewed from shore.

Caption: Fort Lafayette – The Prison of Prominent Rebels and Traitors – One of the Forts Defending the Narrows, the Entrance to New York Harbor. See page 282 [for related story].

Source: Illustration from New York Illustrated News, September 2, 1861, page 280-281.

Note: An illustration of Fort Lafayette also appeared in Harper's Weekly, September 7, 1861.

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