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Fort Washington in Prince George's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Reporting for Duty

Fort Foote Park

 
 
Reporting for Duty Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, November 29, 2021
1. Reporting for Duty Marker
Inscription.  Just ahead of you, notice how the sloped hills create an entryway. Soldiers cleared the land and piled up soil to make the earthworks. The walls were about 20 feet (6 m) thick! This secure, guarded entry, also known as a sally port, bustled with activity. Generals, Cabinet members, and even President Lincoln took this path before you. As you walk this path, imagine soldiers starting and finishing their shifts. Horse drawn carts hauling ammunition also passed through here.
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 38° 46.084′ N, 77° 1.679′ W. Marker is in Fort Washington, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Fort Foote Road and Jessica Drive, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8915 Fort Foote Rd, Fort Washington MD 20744, 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. New Forts for a New War (within shouting distance
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of this marker); Another Shot (within shouting distance of this marker); Ironclad Killer (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Engineering Evolution (about 300 feet away); Welcome To Fort Foote (about 400 feet away); Load. Ready. Fire! (about 400 feet away); Capital View (about 500 feet away); A Fine Improvable Marsh (approx. one mile away in Virginia). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Washington.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Foote. National Park Service (Submitted on November 30, 2021.) 
 
Reporting for Duty Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, November 29, 2021
2. Reporting for Duty Marker
Reporting for Duty image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, November 29, 2021
3. Reporting for Duty
Ghostly Soldiers approach the Sally Port at Fort Foote.
Close-up of image on marker
William Henry Seward<br>Father and Son. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, November 29, 2021
4. William Henry Seward
Father and Son.
Secretary of State William Henry Seward made frequent visits.

His Son, Brigadier General William Henry Seward, Jr. commanded the fort.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 30, 2021, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 125 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 30, 2021, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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