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 or Castles • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Defenses of Washington series list.
Location. 38° 57.131′ 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 one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Col. Guilford Dudley Bailey (a few steps from 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); Lockhouse 6 (approx. 0.9 miles away); A Way for Fish (approx. 0.9 miles away); Fort Bayard (approx. one mile away in District of Columbia). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bethesda.
Also see . . . Battery Bailey. (PDF) ACHS form, 1978. (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 February 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 4, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,813 times since then and 94 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 4, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 4. submitted on February 6, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 5, 6. submitted on February 7, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.