Lemoyne in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Lemoyne - Bridgeport Heights
Constructed hastily by a workforce with little military experience, the fortifications were not overly impressive from a military standpoint and had numerous potentially deadly defects in battle. Christened Fort Washington, the earthworks measured about two hundred by six hundred yards. Unfortunately, Fort Washington was constructed on the lower militarily-unfavorable portion of Bridgeport Heights. To protect the misplaced fortress, a smaller earthwork called Fort Couch was erected a short distance farther west at what is now the intersection of 8th and Indiana Streets.
Camp Couch - separate from Fort Couch - was established between the two forts. Many New York
Erected by Camp Curtin Historical Society.
Location. 40° 15.021′ N, 76° 53.788′ W. Marker is in Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, in Cumberland County. Marker is on Cumberland Road 0.2 miles west of Washington Terrace, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lemoyne PA 17043, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Harrisburg (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Wormley (approx. Fort Couch (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Fort Couch (approx. half a mile away); Fort Couch - General Couch - Fort Washington (approx. half a mile away); Harrisburg Giants (approx. 0.6 miles away); City Island (approx. 0.6 miles away); Walnut Street Bridge (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lemoyne.
Also see . . . Camp Curtin Historical Society and Civil War Roundtable. (Submitted on May 9, 2016.)
Categories. • Forts, Castles • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 89 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.