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American University Park in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fort Bayard

 
 
Fort Bayard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, February 20, 2006
1. Fort Bayard Marker
Inscription. Civil War Defenses of Washington 1861-1865. No visible evidence remains of Fort Bayard, which stood at the top of this hill. Named for Brig. Gen. George Bayard, mortally wounded at the Battle of Fredericksburg on December 13, 1862.
 
Erected by National Park Service: Rock Creek Park.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Defenses of Washington marker series.
 
Location. 38° 57.38′ N, 77° 5.475′ W. Marker is in American University Park, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of River Road and Western Avenue, N.W., on the right when traveling south on River Road. Click for map. Western Avenue is the western border of the District of Columbia with Maryland. River Road is State Route 190 in Maryland. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20016, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In Touch with the World (approx. 0.7 miles away); A Spirit of Community (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Civil War Defenses of Washington (approx. 0.8 miles away); Fort Reno (approx. 0.8 miles away); Original Federal Boundary Stone NW 7 (approx. 0.8 miles away in Maryland).
 
More about this marker.
Fort Bayard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, February 20, 2006
2. Fort Bayard Marker
Photographer is standing in Maryland, shooting into the District of Columbia. Western Avenue is in the foreground and River Road is on the left. In the distance is the intersection of River Road with 46th and Garrison Streets.
The marker is at the northern point of the one-block-"square" five-sided Fort Bayard park, bounded by Western Avenue and River Road to the north, 46th and 47th Streets east and west, and Fessenden Street on the south.
 
Regarding Fort Bayard. A great place to have an afternoon picnic in the spring or fall.
 
Also see . . .
1. Rock Creek Park: Fort Bayard. Fort Circle pages of the National Park Service site. This page has a drawing of the fort and a link to a map of all of Washington's Civil War fortifications. (Submitted on February 26, 2006.) 

2. George Dashiell Bayard. (Submitted on March 13, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US Civil
 
BGen. George D. Bayard image. Click for full size.
Wikipedia
3. BGen. George D. Bayard
Grassy Knoll at River Road and Western image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, March 5, 2006
4. Grassy Knoll at River Road and Western
Baseball Diamond at 47th and Fessenden image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, March 5, 2006
5. Baseball Diamond at 47th and Fessenden
The park at 46th and Fessenden image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, March 5, 2006
6. The park at 46th and Fessenden
Playground image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, March 5, 2006
7. Playground
Path starts at River Road and 46th Street.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 4,460 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.   3. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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