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Chevy Chase in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fort De Russy

Civil War Defenses of Washington

 

—1861-1865 —

 
Fort De Russy Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, July 9, 2009
1. Fort De Russy Marker
Inscription. 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.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Defenses of Washington marker series.
 
Location. 38° 57.744′ N, 77° 3.159′ W. Marker is in Chevy Chase, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on Oregon Avenue just north of Military Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is on a paved park trail that runs alongside Oregon Avenue, about 250 feet north of Military Road. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20015, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort DeRussy (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Fort DeRussy (about 600 feet away); Tupelo Tree (approx.
BGen René Edward De Russy. image. Click for full size.
Wikipedia
2. BGen René Edward De Russy.
0.4 miles away); An African American Enclave (approx. one mile away); Early Entrepreneurs (approx. one mile away); Military Road School (approx. 1.1 miles away); Never Again Such Homes At the Price! (approx. 1.1 miles away); School Days (approx. 1.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  René Edward De Russy. (Submitted on March 13, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US Civil
 
Fort De Russy Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, July 9, 2009
3. Fort De Russy Marker
Paved trail that goes right behind the marker leads to the fort remains.
Trail to the Fort image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, July 9, 2009
4. Trail to the Fort
The unpaved trail to the fort departs on the left from the paved Rock Creek path to the right.
Fort De Russy Trenches image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, July 9, 2009
5. Fort De Russy Trenches
Trenches to the right are on the outside of the fort wall.
Fort Interior image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, July 9, 2009
6. Fort Interior
The fort walls circle in this photo from bottom left to upper right.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 14, 2009, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,795 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 14, 2009, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.   2. submitted on March 13, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 14, 2009, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.
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