Counterscarp Battery

Counterscarp Battery (HM51K)

Location: Fort Washington, MD 20744 Prince George's County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 42.635', W 77° 2.132'

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Along the outer wall of the ditch you see the counterscarp battery, named for its location on the "counterscarp," or outer wall, of the dry ditch.

This structure sheltered troops who could direct musketry toward the river or into the ditch itself.

The reverse fire tactic enhanced the protection of this area of the wall.
HM NumberHM51K
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Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 3:30am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 323015 N 4286627
Decimal Degrees38.71058333, -77.03553333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 42.635', W 77° 2.132'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 42' 38.10" N, 77° 2' 7.92" W
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Area Code(s)301, 240
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 971 Unnamed Road, Fort Washington MD 20744, US
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