Battery Bailey

Battery Bailey (HMBJL)

Location: Bethesda, MD 20816 Montgomery County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 57.131', W 77° 6.568'

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During the Civil War, fortifications were constructed around the perimeter of Washington to defend the city from attack by the Confederate Army. Paramount to survival under siege was protection of the city's water supply. Forts Sumner and Mansfield and a string of connecting batteries, including Battery Bailey, were constructed to guard the receiving reservoir of the Washington aqueduct and the Potomac River shoreline. Battery Bailey, named for Colonel Guilford D. Bailey of the Union Army, is the sole remnant of this network in Montgomery County. After the war, the property returned to Samuel Shoemaker, Jr. who sold it to Joseph Collins in 1874. The National Capital Park and Planning Commission purchased the property from the Collins family in 1951.
Series This marker is part of the Defenses of Washington series
Placed ByMontgomery County Park Commission, Department of Parks
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 2:18pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 317205 N 4313586
Decimal Degrees38.95218333, -77.10946667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 57.131', W 77° 6.568'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 57' 7.86" N, 77° 6' 34.08" W
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Area Code(s)301, 202, 240
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5315 Elliott Rd, Bethesda MD 20816, US
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