Fort Washington in Prince George's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Captions: The magazine is fragile. Help preserve the fort by not touching or climbing on it. Instead, feel the bumpy texture of this replica concrete. Soldiers mixed small stones and oyster shells to make the concrete locally.
“The magazines are perfectly dry, and no complaints were ever made of ammunition having been damaged, either by leakage or by imperfect ventilation.”
Brevet Major General John G. Barnard, Engineer, US Army
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • War, US Civil.
Location. 38° 46.085′ N, 77° 1.747′ W. Marker is in Fort Washington, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker can be reached from Fort Foote Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Washington MD 20744, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. Load. Ready. Fire! (within shouting distance of this marker); Capital View (within shouting distance of this marker); Ironclad Killer (within shouting distance of this marker); Another Shot (within shouting distance of this marker); Reporting for Duty (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); New Forts for a New War (about 400 feet away); Welcome To Fort Foote (about 700 feet away); A Fine Improvable Marsh (approx. 0.9 miles away in Virginia). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Washington.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 26, 2022. It was originally submitted on December 1, 2021, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 76 times since then and 5 times this year. Last updated on March 24, 2022, by Connor Olson of Kewaskum, Wisconsin. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 1, 2021, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.