Near Fort Washington in Prince George's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • Military.
Location. 38° 42.654′ N, 77° 2.077′ W. Marker is near 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, at the entrance way to the caponiere. 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. Water Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Shot and Shell (within shouting distance of this The Cisterns (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Northwest Demi-Bastion (about 300 feet away); Counterscarp Battery (about 300 feet away); Minefields (about 300 feet away); Main Gateway (about 300 feet away); New Guns for an Old Fort (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Washington.
More about this marker. On the left side an overhead plan of the fort indicates the marker location. Below it an illustration shows The small room at the end of the outerwork served as the "sink," or latrine, for the troops. On the right another illustration depicts the caponiere armed with two howizters on the upper level. Below it, a depiction of a howitzer mounted in the lower level shows These 24-pounder howitzers were short ranged weapons used to protect the immediate area around the fort against land attack.
Also see . . .
1. Fort Washington. National Park Service site. (Submitted on June 1, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Caponiere. The full military definition of caponiere with typical plans from military manuals of the time. (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 1,412 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 1, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 3. submitted on July 26, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on June 1, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 9, 10, 11, 12, 13. submitted on July 26, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.