Arlington in Arlington County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Protecting the Fort
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.
Soldiers stand in formation by a wood sentry box outside the main gate at Fort Reynolds.
As field officers and orderlies look on, colonel Robert Tyler examines a dispatch delivered to Fort Richardson.
A soldier guards the magazine and filling rooms that held black powder and ammunition at Battery Rodgers.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • War, US Civil.
Location. 38° 55.468′ N, 77° 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.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 29, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 27, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 133 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.