A useful book for anyone interested in America's coast defenses or in Civil War.
--The Nymas Review: A Publication of the New York Military Affairs Symposium

…a fascinating and well-written blend of social, political, and military history of a historic site that few know about.
--Civil War News

" Reid has provided an easily readable chronical of Fort Jefferson's unique past, and his work will be useful to those interested in but unfamiliar with this aspect of Florida." history."
--The Journal of Southern History

" Students of nineteenth- century Florida can learn much. Recommended."
--H-Net Reviews