Near Fort Washington in Prince George's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Water Battery
The simple V-shaped design has undergone few changes from the original concept. In the 100 years of active duty, new parapets and gun mounts have been added. Still visible are the deep masonry ditches and powder magazines from the 1820 construction.
Location. 38° 42.722′ N, 77° 2.12′ W. Marker is near Fort Washington, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker can be reached from Fort Washington Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located in Fort Washington Park, at the Water Battery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13551 Fort Washington Road, Fort Washington MD 20744, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. New Guns for an Old Fort (within shouting distance of this marker); Shot and Shell (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Water Battery (about 400 feet away); Self-Destruction (about 400 feet away); Welcome to Fort Washington’s Waterside Trail The Northwest Demi-Bastion (about 400 feet away); Main Gateway (about 400 feet away); Minefields (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Washington.
More about this marker. The marker has one main illustration in the upper right provides an overhead view of the V-shaped water battery. Across the lower part of the marker is a profile of the fort batteries, with several important parts indicated - the main fort terreplain with the upper battery, the casemate with the lower fort battery, then the water battery with guns mounted upon its terreplain. The parapet, scarp, ditch and glacis of the water battery are indicated also.
Also see . . . Fort Washington. National Park Service site. (Submitted on June 1, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • Forts, Castles • Military •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 978 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 3. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 7, 8, 9. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.