Rock Creek Park in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Fort De Russy
Civil War Defenses of Washington
— 1861-1865 —
Earthworks of Fort De Russy are visible; follow path to your right for 200 years.
[drawing of fort]
Fort De Russy from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers drawing.
Cannon mounted at Fort De Russy helped repulse a Confederate attack on Fort Stevens, July 11012, 1864.
[map of northern DC]
Other Civil War fort locations administered by Rock Creek Park.
[picture of unnamed fort]
During the Civil War, Washington's forts overlooked farm land.
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
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 date for this entry is July 30, 1864.
Location. 38° 57.744′ N, 77° 3.159′ W. Marker is in Rock Creek Park in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is on Oregon Avenue Northwest north of Military Road Northwest, on the right when traveling north. Marker is on a paved park trail that Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5365 28th Street Northwest, Washington DC 20015, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort DeRussy (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Fort DeRussy (about 600 feet away); A Garden Protecting Rock Creek (approx. 0.2 miles away); Herring Highway (approx. 0.3 miles away); Tupelo Tree (approx. 0.4 miles away); Forest Hills at Home (approx. 0.8 miles away); Broad Branch Market (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Herring Highway (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rock Creek Park.
Also see . . . René Edward De Russy. (Submitted on March 13, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 14, 2009, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,964 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 26, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 14, 2009, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. 6. submitted on March 13, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.