Fort Sumner

Fort Sumner (HM1OU)

Location: Bethesda, MD 20816 Montgomery County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 57.379', W 77° 7.32'

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Forts Alexander, Ripley and Franklin, built to protect the Washington water system in 1861, were connected by earthworks in 1863 and renamed Ft. Sumner to honor Maj. Gen. Edwin V. Sumner, A hero of Antietam. The fort's 28 cannon providea a formidable bulwark against raiding Confederates. Nothing remains of the fort but an outline of it appears on the reverse.
HM NumberHM1OU
Series This marker is part of the Defenses of Washington series
Year Placed1963
Placed ByThe Montgomery County Historical Society and Maryland Civil War Centennial Commission
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Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 8:44am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 316130 N 4314070
Decimal Degrees38.95631667, -77.12200000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 57.379', W 77° 7.32'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 57' 22.74" N, 77° 7' 19.20" W
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Area Code(s)301, 202, 240
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5022 Sangamore Rd, Bethesda MD 20816, US
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