Defensive EarthworksDuring the Civil War, many of the ofﬁcers on both sides—even those who gained fame as infantry or cavalry commanders—were ﬁrst trained as engineers at the United States Military Academy at West Point or the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia. Using long-established principals, they were skilled at designing and overseeing the construction of complicated works that provided protection for those who manned them, as well as ﬁelds of ﬁre to repel attacking forces. Lt. William H. Clarke, who supervised the construction here, utilized several fortification types in designing Fort Nonsense, including the redan, the redoubt, and the lunette.
|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Virginia Civil WarTrails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 5:39am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 372270 N 4147611|
|Decimal Degrees||37.46656667, -76.44438333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 27.994', W 76° 26.663'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 27' 59.64" N, 76° 26' 39.78" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1140-1198 Windsor Rd, North VA 23128, US|
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