Fort Davis

Fort Davis (HMR8R)

Location: Washington, DC 20020
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 51.989', W 76° 57.048'

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Civil War Defenses of Washington

The Civil War Defenses of Washington
Fort Davis

One of several earthworks commenced late in 1861 to guard the nation's capital from the ridge east of the Anacostia River. The fort was named in honour of Colonel Benjamin F. Davis of the 8th New York Cavalry, killed at Beverly Ford, Virginia, June 9th, 1863. Its armament consisted of eleven guns and one mortar.

United States Department of the Interior
National Park Service, National Capital Parks

Presented by the
National Society of the Colonial Dames of America
in the District of Columbia
HM NumberHMR8R
Series This marker is part of the Defenses of Washington series
Year Placed1956
Placed ByNational Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the District of Columbia and the National Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 10:05pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 330752 N 4303768
Decimal Degrees38.86648333, -76.95080000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 51.989', W 76° 57.048'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 51' 59.34" N, 76° 57' 2.88" W
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Area Code(s)202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3842 Alabama Ave SE, Washington DC 20020, US
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