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Protecting the Fort

 
 
Protecting the Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, January 27, 2019
1. Protecting the Fort Marker
Inscription.  Fort Ethan Allen depended on more than its thick exterior walls to protect it from enemy attack.

Guards stationed outside the fort in sentry boxes checked unfamiliar wagons for valid passes before allowing entry to the fort. Inside, guards patrolled and stood watch on the parapets. In the event of a Confederate attack, a guardhouse and bombproofs let soldiers take cover. Underground bunkers with heavy timber roofs protected ammunition;n stores within walls 12 to 18 feet thick.

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Standing Guard
Soldiers stand in formation by a wood sentry box outside the main gate at Fort Reynolds.

Checking Orders
As field officers and orderlies look on, colonel Robert Tyler examines a dispatch delivered to Fort Richardson.

Protecting Ammunition
A soldier guards the magazine and filling rooms that held black powder and ammunition at Battery Rodgers.
 
Location. 38° 55.468′ N, 77° 7.422′ W. Marker is in Arlington, Virginia, in Arlington County. Marker is on North Old Glebe Road
Model Fort & 4 Markers image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, April 20, 2019
2. Model Fort & 4 Markers
Surrounding the bronze model of Fort Ethan Allen are four historical markers: "What to Look For", "Communications along the Defensive Line", "Lives of the Soldiers" & "Protecting the Fort". This marker is on the right in this photo.
south of North Randolph Court, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3829 North Strafford Street, Arlington VA 22207, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lives of the Soldiers (here, next to this marker); Fort Ethan Allen—What to Look For (a few steps from this marker); Communications along the Defensive Line (a few steps from this marker); The View in 1865 (within shouting distance of this marker); A Defensive Artillery Fort (within shouting distance of this marker); A Bastion-Style Fort Is a Mighty Fortress (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Defensive Stronghold, Heavily Armed (about 300 feet away); Welcome to Fort Ethan Allen (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arlington.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US Civil
 
Protecting the Fort: The Bombproof image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, April 20, 2019
3. Protecting the Fort: The Bombproof
Close-up of image on marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on April 29, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 27, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 59 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on January 27, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   2, 3. submitted on April 26, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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