The Defenses of Washington - Fort Washington DC
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 38° 46.103 W 077° 01.774
18S E 323676 N 4293030
Quick Description: At the start of the Civil War, Washington was protected by only one fort, Fort Washington guarding the Potomac River approach. The capital city was uncomfortably close to Confederate forces operating in Northern Virginia.
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 9/28/2020 6:55:23 PM
Waymark Code: WM136QF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Turtle3863
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The Defenses of Washington-Fort Foote-At the start of the Civil War, Washington was protected by only one fort, Fort Washington guarding the Potomac River approach. The capital city was uncomfortably close to Confederate forces operating in Northern Virginia.

by 1864, a system of earthen fortifications had been completed. The forts were well garrisoned and armed with large numbers of guns of diverse sizes and calibers.

The war ended in the spring of 1865, and a year later all but a few forts were abandoned and their brief service ended.

LOCATION: Marker is near Fort Washington, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker can be reached from Fort Foote Road, on the right when traveling west. Located inside the Fort Foote National Park. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Washington MD 20744, United States of America.
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