Chevy Chase in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Fort De Russy
Civil War Defenses of Washington
[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. 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, Castles • War, US Civil •
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 1,779 times since then and 47 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.