Fort DuPont

Fort DuPont (HMV8Z)

Location: Washington, DC 20019
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 52.389', W 76° 56.428'

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Civil War Defenses of Washington

— 1861 - 1865 —

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Civil War Defenses of Washington
Fort DuPont

This small work was one of the defenses begun in the fall of 1861 on the ridge east of the Anacostia River. It was named after Admiral Samuel DuPont, a commander of the South Atlantic Blockade Squadron. Eight guns and one mortar comprised its armament.

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, 1955

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... Earthworks of Fort DuPont are visible; follow path to the entrance of the park. ...
[Rendering of] Fort DuPont from a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers drawing.
Fort DuPont was named after Rear Admiral Francis Pierpoint DuPont, a Union naval hero of the early years of the Civil War.
[Map of] Other Civil War fort locations administered by the National Park Service.

During the Civil War, Washington's forts overlooked farm land. [Background photograph of Union artillerymen at unidentified site in the Civil War Defenses of Washington.]
HM NumberHMV8Z
Series This marker is part of the Defenses of Washington series
Year Placed1955
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 Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 8:35pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 331665 N 4304489
Decimal Degrees38.87315000, -76.94046667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 52.389', W 76° 56.428'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 52' 23.34" N, 76° 56' 25.68" W
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Area Code(s)202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1001-1049 Burns St SE, Washington DC 20019, US
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