Fort Washington in Prince George's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
This structure sheltered troops who could direct musketry toward the river or into the ditch itself.
The reverse fire tactic enhanced the protection of this area of the wall.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • Military.
Location. 38° 42.635′ N, 77° 2.132′ W. Marker is in Fort Washington, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker can be reached from Fort Washington Road, on the right when traveling south. Located in Fort Washington Park, overlooking the counterscarp battery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13551 Fort Washington Road, Fort Washington MD 20744, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Cisterns (a few steps from this marker); Minefields (within shouting distance of this marker); Shot and Shell (within shouting distance of this marker); Water Battery (within shouting distance Caponiere (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); New Guns for an Old Fort (about 400 feet away); The Northwest Demi-Bastion (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named The Water Battery (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Washington.
More about this marker. On the left is an illustration of an infantry soldier in a pre-Civil War uniform. The illustration on the right shows the garrison soldiers maintaining the grounds inside the counterscarp battery. An overhead plan of the fort indicates the location of the marker.
Also see . . . Fort Washington. National Park Service site. (Submitted on June 1, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 1, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 988 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 1, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on July 26, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.