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Alexandria, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fort Williams

 
 
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January 25, 2015
1. Fort Williams Marker
Inscription.
Historical Site
Defenses of Washington
1861 - 1865

100 yards to the west stood Fort Williams, built in 1863 to guard the approaches to Alexandria by Little River Turnpike and Telegraph Road. It had a perimeter of 250 yards and emplacements for 13 guns. This fort was built on the property of General Samuel Cooper, C.S.A.
 
Erected by Civil War Round Table of Alexandria.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Defenses of Washington marker series.
 
Location. 38° 48.719′ N, 77° 5.349′ W. Marker is in Alexandria, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of North Quaker Lane and Coventry Lane, on the left when traveling north on North Quaker Lane. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 214 N Quaker Ln, Alexandria VA 22304, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Worth (approx. half a mile away); Lake Cook (approx. 0.7 miles away); Original Federal Boundary Stone SW 3 (approx. 0.8 miles away); Fort Ellsworth (approx. 1.1 miles away); Episcopal High School
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January 25, 2015
2. Fort Williams Marker
(approx. 1.2 miles away); Virginia Theological Seminary (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Cameron Valley (approx. 1.3 miles away); Braddock Cannon (approx. 1.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Alexandria.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US Civil
 
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January 25, 2015
3. Fort Williams Marker
 
 
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