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Alexandria, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fort Ellsworth

Historical Site

 

Defenses of Washington 1861 - 1865

 
Fort Ellsworth Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, May 18, 2019
1. Fort Ellsworth Marker
Inscription.  Here stood Fort Ellsworth, named for Colonel Elmer E. Ellsworth who was killed during the Union Army's occupation of Alexandria on May 24, 1861. Built in 1861, the fort had a perimeter of 618 yards and emplacement for 29 guns.
 
Erected by The Civil War Round Table of Alexandria.
 
Location. Marker has been reported damaged. 38° 48.556′ N, 77° 4.196′ W. Marker is in Alexandria, Virginia. Marker is on Upland Place west of Hilltop Terrace, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 701 Upland Place, Alexandria VA 22314, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. A different marker also named Fort Ellsworth (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Panoramic View of Alexandria (approx. 0.3 miles away); The George Washington Masonic National Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fighting Back (approx. 0.4 miles away); Original Federal Boundary Stone, District of Columbia, Southwest 2 (approx. 0.4 miles away); In Memory of Alexandria War Dead
Fort Ellsworth Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, May 18, 2019
2. Fort Ellsworth Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Alexandria (approx. 0.4 miles away); Rosemont (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alexandria.
 
More about this marker. Marker has been defaced.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US Civil
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on May 18, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 18, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 84 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 18, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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