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McLean in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fort Marcy, Virginia

A Civil War Defense of Washington

 
 
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By Don Morfe, August 5, 2009
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Inscription.  The Virginia approaches to the Chain Bridge were guarded by Fort Marcy on the old Leesburg Turnpike and Fort Ethan Allen on the Military Road. The sites were occupied by Union troops on September 24, 1861, and the earthworks completed in short order. Fort Marcy was named for Brig. General Randolph B. Marcy, Chief of Staff for Major General George B. McClellan. The armament consisted of 17 guns with one platform vacant and 3 mortars.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Defenses of Washington marker series.
 
Location. 38° 56.044′ N, 77° 7.527′ W. Marker is in McLean, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker can be reached from George Washington Memorial Parkway 3.9 miles west of Fort Myer Drive (U.S. 29), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mc Lean VA 22101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Fort Marcy (a few steps from this marker); Auxiliary Battery (about 300 feet away, measured
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By Don Morfe, August 5, 2009
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in a direct line); Inlet Locks (approx. 0.4 miles away in Maryland); Pimmit Run and Chain Bridge (approx. half a mile away); The Mouth of Pimmit Run (approx. half a mile away); Chain Bridge (approx. 0.6 miles away); Original Federal Boundary Stone, District of Columbia, Northwest 4 (approx. 0.6 miles away in District of Columbia); Clay and Randolph Duel (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in McLean.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Marcy Park. National Park Service (Submitted on December 10, 2013.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US Civil
 
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By Don Morfe, August 5, 2009
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By Don Morfe, August 5, 2009
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By Don Morfe, August 5, 2009
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 10, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 674 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 10, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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