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Fort Myer

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Fort Myer was a U.S. Army post adjacent to Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington County, Virginia, across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C.

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Google previewMr. Lincoln's Forts (2009)

A Guide to the Civil War Defenses of Washington by Benjamin Franklin Cooling III, Walton H. Owen II

Fort Myer is a military base, and access to the areas where Fort Whipple, Fort Cass, and Fort McPherson were located may be restricted. Be prepared to have your car inspected and have valid identification with you. If you choose not to visit ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the U.S. Army (2001)

by Jerold E. Brown

FORT MYER guns, aided by several other batteries on Sullivan's Island, played a key role in the defense of Charleston from 1861 to 1865. The batteries engaged Union ships and monitors on several occasions and suffered numerous ...

Google previewCourses of Reading and Study in the New International Encyclopaedia. Editors: Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thruston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1911)

Fort Leavenworth Fort Logan Fort McHenry Fort McPherson Fort Meade Fort Monroe Fort Morgan Fort Myer Fort Porter Fort Preble Fort Riley Fort Robinson Fort Sam Houston Fort Schuyler Fort Sheridan Fort Snelling Fort Stevens Fort Strong ...

Google previewArmy Dictionary and Desk Reference (2004)

by Timothy Zurick

mil/monroe Fort Myer, VA www.fmmc. army. mil Fort Polk, LA www.jrtc-polk.army.mil The Presidio of Monterey, ...

Google previewAmerican Civil War: The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection [6 volumes] (2013)

The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection by Spencer C. Tucker

Fort Myer, Virginia, is named for him. SPencer c. Tucker See also Allatoona, Battle of; Antietam, Battle of; Peninsula Campaign; Signal Communications; Signal Corps, U.S. Army Further Reading Army Times. A History ofthe United States ...

Google previewThe Polo Encyclopedia, 2d Ed. (2015)

by Horace A. Laffaye

Fort Myer Military team winner of the 12-Goal Championship in 1936. [named after Brig. Gen. Albert J. Myer, founder of the Army Signal Corps] Fort Neck American club in Massapequa , ...

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Wright Flyer Test Flights at Fort Myer, VA

(September 3, 1908) The Wright Flyer demonstrations at Fort Myer, Virginia on September 3, 1908. In January 1908 the Wright Brothers submitted a bid to the U.S. War Department to design a plane for $25,000. This bid came as a response to a War Department request issued a month earlier for a "Heavier-than-air Flying Machine." While Wilbur Wright went off to Paris to promote the Wright Flyer, Orville Wright stayed in Dayton, Ohio to design a plane for the Army Signal Corps. By August Orville's plane was ready and he headed to Fort Myer, Virginia, where the air trials were to take place. From September 3, 1908, to September 17, 1908, Orville performed test flights for the Army. On September 17th a split propeller caused the plane to crash, injuring Orville and killing his passenger, Lieutenant Thomas Selfridge. In spite of the crash the Army believed that the Wright plane would work. In July 1909, when Orville was able to fly again, he completed the test flights and surpassed all of the Army's requirements for a military plane: to carry a passenger for at least 125 miles at a speed of 40 miles per hour and stay aloft for at least one hour, easily transportable, controllable and steerable at all times and in all directions, and land without damage. On August 2, 1909, the Signal Corps accepted the Wright Flyer as the world's first military aircraft, naming it Signal Corps Airplane No. 1.

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