John DeSantis' - "Keystrokes"
Monday, October 1, 2012
The private and the judge

That Key West remained the only southern city to remain in federal hands throughout the Civil War can best be chalked up to a Capt. James Brannan, who rather than wait for a delayed response from superiors moved his forces into Fort Zachary Taylor, thus ensuring the ensuing siege.

The occupation of the fort is cited by historians as the main reason the strategically located...

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