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American University Park in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fort Bayard

 
 
Fort Bayard Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Fuchs, February 20, 2006
1. Fort Bayard Marker
Inscription.  Civil War Defenses of Washington 1861-1865. No visible evidence remains of Fort Bayard, which stood at the top of this hill. Named for Brig. Gen. George Bayard, mortally wounded at the Battle of Fredericksburg on December 13, 1862.
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Defenses of Washington series list. A significant historical month for this entry is December 1803.
 
Location. 38° 57.38′ N, 77° 5.475′ W. Marker is in American University Park in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is at the intersection of River Road Northwest and Western Avenue Northwest, on the right when traveling south on River Road Northwest. Western Avenue is the western border of the District of Columbia with Maryland. River Road is State Route 190 in Maryland. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20016, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Original Federal Boundary Stone, District of Columbia, Northwest 6 (approx. 0.2 miles away in Maryland); The Washington and Glen Echo Railroad
Fort Bayard Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Fuchs, February 20, 2006
2. Fort Bayard Marker
Photographer is standing in Maryland, shooting into the District of Columbia. Western Avenue is in the foreground and River Road is on the left. In the distance is the intersection of River Road with 46th and Garrison Streets.
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(approx. half a mile away in Maryland); "Oh, It's You, Welcome!" (approx. half a mile away in Maryland); Early Commerce (approx. half a mile away); Harry Country (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in American University Park.
 
More about this marker. The marker is at the northern point of the one-block-"square" five-sided Fort Bayard park, bounded by Western Avenue and River Road to the north, 46th and 47th Streets east and west, and Fessenden Street on the south.
 
Regarding Fort Bayard. A great place to have an afternoon picnic in the spring or fall.
 
Also see . . .
1. Rock Creek Park: Fort Bayard. Fort Circle pages of the National Park Service site. This page has a drawing of the fort and a link to a map of all of Washington's Civil War fortifications. (Submitted on February 26, 2006.) 

2. George Dashiell Bayard. (Submitted on March 13, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
BGen. George D. Bayard image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Wikipedia
3. BGen. George D. Bayard
Grassy Knoll at River Road and Western image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Fuchs, March 5, 2006
4. Grassy Knoll at River Road and Western
Baseball Diamond at 47th and Fessenden image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Fuchs, March 5, 2006
5. Baseball Diamond at 47th and Fessenden
The park at 46th and Fessenden image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Fuchs, March 5, 2006
6. The park at 46th and Fessenden
Playground image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Fuchs, March 5, 2006
7. Playground
Path starts at River Road and 46th Street.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 7, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 26, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 4,873 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 26, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.   3. submitted on March 13, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on March 7, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 8, 2022