Arlington in Arlington County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected by Arlington County, Virginia.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Defenses of Washington marker series.
Location. 38° 51.904′ N, 77° 3.948′ W. Marker is in Arlington, Virginia, in Arlington County. Marker can be reached from South Arlington Ridge Road. Click for map. Marker is located in Prospect Hill Park at junction of South Arlington Ridge Road and South Nash Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1025 South Arlington Ridge Road, Arlington VA 22202, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Prospect Hill (a few steps from this marker); Site of Arlington Chapel (approx. 0.4 miles away); Freedmanís Village (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Freedman's Village (approx. 0.4 miles away); Indian Warriors and Their Brothers (approx. 0.4 miles away); Robert Edwin Peary (approx. 0.4 miles away); Matthew Alexander Henson (approx. 0.4 miles away); U.S. Coast Guard Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Arlington.
1. Fort Albany Particulars
From "Mr. Lincoln's Forts: A Guide to the Civil War Defenses of Washington," by Benjamin Franklin Cooling III and Walton H. Owen II:
Constructed by New York troops starting in May 1861, it provided support to Forts Richardson, Craig, and Tillinghast, in addition to covering approaches to the Long Bridge. The perimeter of 429 yards allowed for 12 guns. Armament included four 24-pdr siege guns, two 24-pdr field howitzers, and two 30-pdr Parrotts. Four gun platforms were left empty. The enclosure contained magazines and bombproof barracks.
Units stationed at Fort Albany included the 7th, 12th and 25th New York State Militia (all during construction), 16th Maine Infantry, 56th Pennsylvania Infantry, 138th and 145th Ohio Infantry, 1st Massachusetts Heavy Artillery,6th Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery, and 13th New Hampshire Infantry.
Categories. • Forts, Castles • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page originally submitted on February 9, 2008. This page has been viewed 2,286 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 9, 2008. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.