Bethesda in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected by Montgomery County Park Commission, Department of Parks.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Defenses of Washington marker series.
Location. 38° 57.131′ N, 77° 6.568′ W. Marker is in Bethesda, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5315 Elliott Road, Bethesda MD 20816, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Col. Guilford Dudley Bailey (a few steps from this marker); Original Federal Boundary Stone, District of Columbia, Northwest 5 (approx. half a mile away); Fort Sumner (approx. ¾ mile away); Original Federal Boundary Stone, District of Columbia, Northwest 6 (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Washington and Glen Echo Railroad (approx. 0.9 miles away); Lockhouse 6 (approx. 0.9 miles away); A Canal Home (was approx. 0.9 miles away but has been reported permanently removed. ); A Way for Fish (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bethesda.
1. Battery Bailey
From "Mr. Lincoln's Forts: A Guide to the Civil War Defenses of Washington," by Benjamin Franklin Cooling III and Walton H. Owen
Battery Bailey linked with Battery Benson to cover the Powder Mill Branch valley, and the rear of Fort Sumner. Six platforms supported field guns or possibly siege guns.
— Submitted April 5, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
Categories. • Forts, Castles • War, US Civil •
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 21, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 4, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,712 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 4, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.