Protecting the Fort

Protecting the Fort (HM2E01)

Location: Arlington, VA 22207 Arlington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 55.468', W 77° 7.422'

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Fort Ethan Allen depended on more than its thick exterior walls to protect it from enemy attack.

Guards stationed outside the fort in sentry boxes checked unfamiliar wagons for valid passes before allowing entry to the fort. Inside, guards patrolled and stood watch on the parapets. In the event of a Confederate attack, a guardhouse and bombproofs let soldiers take cover. Underground bunkers with heavy timber roofs protected ammunition;n stores within walls 12 to 18 feet thick.

Standing Guard
Soldiers stand in formation by a wood sentry box outside the main gate at Fort Reynolds.

Checking Orders
As field officers and orderlies look on, colonel Robert Tyler examines a dispatch delivered to Fort Richardson.

Protecting Ammunition
A soldier guards the magazine and filling rooms that held black powder and ammunition at Battery Rodgers.
HM NumberHM2E01
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 at 4:02am PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 315900 N 4310538
Decimal Degrees38.92446667, -77.12370000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 55.468', W 77° 7.422'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 55' 28.08" N, 77° 7' 25.32" W
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Area Code(s)202, 703
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3802 N Randolph Ct, Arlington VA 22207, US
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