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 10/2/1861 - "A Fort at the Relay House. Surveys have been made and ground broken for a fortification of considerable magnitude on the south side of the Patapsco river, at the Relay House, Washington Junction, on the eminence just east of the viaduct, which commands the country and the railroad tracks of the Washington Branch, and Baltimore and Ohio railroad for some distance in either direction. It is propose to name the defense "Fort Dix." - //Baltimore Sun//, 10/2/1861 10/2/1861 - "A Fort at the Relay House. Surveys have been made and ground broken for a fortification of considerable magnitude on the south side of the Patapsco river, at the Relay House, Washington Junction, on the eminence just east of the viaduct, which commands the country and the railroad tracks of the Washington Branch, and Baltimore and Ohio railroad for some distance in either direction. It is propose to name the defense "Fort Dix." - //Baltimore Sun//, 10/2/1861
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 +10/4/1861 - "St. Denis, Relay House, Md., Oct. 4, 1861. I am here at the Relay, a dirty, miserable inn, to build a small battery here. I intended at first to have a large fort, but it was objectionable for so many reasons, that I went on to see Gen. McClellan about it, and he changed the programme for two reasons, that the enemy dare not cross the river now, so late in the season, and because Baltimore isn’t worth spending much money and labor on.
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 +I am the assistant to Col. Brewerton, U. S. Engnrs. here, in his office, when I am in the city; but here, in this work, I am perfectly independent of everybody. When I get through here, I have got to go up to Ellicott’s Mills and build a work there."​ - //Paine ancestry. The family of Robert Treat Paine, signer of the Declaration of Independence,​ including maternal lines by Paine, Sarah Cushing//
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 11/5/1861 - "Two companies of the **Tenth Maine Regiment**...were on Sunday ordered to the Relay House...yesterday the remaining eight companies proceeded to the same post. The **Fourth Wisconsin ****Regiment**,​ heretofore stationed along the railroad from the Relay to Annapolis Junction, have been ordered to Baltimore."​ - //Baltimore Sun//, 11/5/1861 11/5/1861 - "Two companies of the **Tenth Maine Regiment**...were on Sunday ordered to the Relay House...yesterday the remaining eight companies proceeded to the same post. The **Fourth Wisconsin ****Regiment**,​ heretofore stationed along the railroad from the Relay to Annapolis Junction, have been ordered to Baltimore."​ - //Baltimore Sun//, 11/5/1861
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