Bethesda in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected by Montgomery County Park Commission, Department of Parks.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Defenses of Washington series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1874.
Location. 38° 57.131′ N, Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5315 Elliott Road, Bethesda MD 20816, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Col. Guilford Dudley Bailey (a few steps from this marker); What is a Battery? (within shouting distance of this marker); Artist's Conception of Battery Bailey, Circa 1862 (within shouting distance of this marker); Defending the City of Washington (within shouting distance of this marker); Original Federal Boundary Stone, District of Columbia, Northwest 5 (approx. half a mile away); Fort Sumner (approx. ¾ mile away); Original Federal Boundary Stone, District of Columbia, Northwest 6 (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Washington and Glen Echo Railroad (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bethesda.
Also see . . . Battery Bailey. (PDF) ACHS form, (Submitted on February 7, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
1. Battery Bailey
From "Mr. Lincoln's Forts: A Guide to the Civil War Defenses of Washington," by Benjamin Franklin Cooling III and Walton H. Owen II:
Battery Bailey linked with Battery Benson to cover the Powder Mill Branch valley, and the rear of Fort Sumner. Six platforms supported field guns or possibly siege guns.
— Submitted April 5, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 4, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,909 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 4, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. 3. submitted on February 6, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 4, 5. submitted on February 7, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.