Arlington in Arlington County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Fort Runyon after the Civil War
". . . forts built in the early days of the conflict . . . were still standing in the suburbs. Plundered of their lumber by nearby farmers, they now served as shelter for the many freedmen . . . from the nearby plantations of Maryland and Virginia, from the wrecks of battery wagons and sentry boxes, they had improvised the flimsiest constructions."
James Huntington Whyte, from The Uncivil War: Washington During the Reconstruction 1865-1878
Grand Review at Washington — Sherman's Veterans Crossing Long Bridge, May 1865, from Harper's Weekly, June 10, 1865. Soldiers passed through Fort Runyon and crossed the
Erected by The Boeing Company.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Forts or Castles • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Defenses of Washington series list.
Location. 38° 51.916′ N, 77° 2.969′ W. Marker is in Arlington, Virginia, in Arlington County. Marker is on 6th Street South east of Long Bridge Drive, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 929 Long Bridge Drive, Arlington VA 22202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Known Units Garrisoned at Fort Runyon (here, next to this marker); The Union Soldier (here, next to this marker); Arlington Transformed by War (a few steps from this marker); The Defenses of Washington (a few steps from this marker); The March Across the Long Bridge (a few steps from this marker); Fort Runyon: Defending the Capital (within shouting distance of this marker); A Historic Junction (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); New and Renewed Land (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arlington.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 7, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 7, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 125 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 7, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.