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

Fort Lincoln

 
 
Fort Lincoln Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), September 23, 2022
1. Fort Lincoln Marker
Inscription.  These earthworks are a portion of the original fortifications which made up Fort Lincoln. This fort was built during the summer of 1861 to serve as an outer defense of the city of Washington. It was named in honor of President Lincoln by General Order No. 18, A.G.O., Sept. 30, 1861. The brigade of Major General Joseph Hooker was the first to occupy this area. In immediate command of the fort was Captain T.S. Paddock. The Civil War cannons have been placed here through the courtesy of the Department of Defense to commemorate this auspicious occasion.
 
Erected by the Fort Lincoln Cemetery.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansForts and CastlesWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Defenses of Washington, and the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is September 30, 1861.
 
Location. 38° 55.664′ N, 76° 57.105′ W. Marker is in Colmar Manor, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker can be reached from Bladensburg Road
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(Alternate U.S. 1) east of Eastern Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brentwood MD 20722, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Abraham Lincoln (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Fort Lincoln (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Spring House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); This Old Spring House / The Old Oak Tree (about 300 feet away); The Lincoln Oak (about 300 feet away); Living Sculpture (about 500 feet away); Fort Lincoln Mausoleum (about 600 feet away); Battle of Bladensburg (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Colmar Manor.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. An identical marker stands on the opposite end of the earthworks.
 
Fort Lincoln Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), September 23, 2022
2. Fort Lincoln Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 23, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 23, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 91 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 23, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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