Fort Marcy, Virginia

Fort Marcy, Virginia (HM1C9O)

Location: McLean, VA 22101 Fairfax County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 56.044', W 77° 7.527'

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A Civil War Defense of Washington

The Virginia approaches to the Chain Bridge were guarded by Fort Marcy on the old Leesburg Turnpike and Fort Ethan Allen on the Military Road. The sites were occupied by Union troops on September 24, 1861, and the earthworks completed in short order. Fort Marcy was named for Brig. General Randolph B. Marcy, Chief of Staff for Major General George B. McClellan. The armament consisted of 17 guns with one platform vacant and 3 mortars.
HM NumberHM1C9O
Series This marker is part of the Defenses of Washington series
Placed ByNational Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 3:47pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 315773 N 4311607
Decimal Degrees38.93406667, -77.12545000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 56.044', W 77° 7.527'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 56' 2.64" N, 77° 7' 31.62" W
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Area Code(s)202, 703, 571
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 232 Potomac Heritage Trail, McLean VA 22101, US
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