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Rock Creek Park in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fort DeRussy

 
 
Fort DeRussy Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, July 9, 2009
1. Fort DeRussy Marker
Inscription. One of the Civil War Defenses of Washington. Constructed on the site in 1861 Fort DeRussy commanded the deep valley of Rock Creek. Its armament consisted of 11 guns and mortars including a 100-pounder Parrott Rifle.
 
Erected by US Department of the Interior, National Park Service.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Defenses of Washington marker series.
 
Location. 38° 57.788′ N, 77° 3.044′ W. Marker is in Rock Creek Park, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Oregon Avenue and Military Road. Touch for map. Marker is located about 200 yards northeast of the intersection and is accessed by a trail through the woods. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20015, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Fort DeRussy (a few steps from this marker); Fort De Russy (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tupelo Tree (approx. mile away); An African American Enclave (approx. 0.9 miles away); Early Entrepreneurs
Fort DeRussy Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, July 9, 2009
2. Fort DeRussy Marker
(approx. 0.9 miles away); Military Road School (approx. one mile away); Never Again Such Homes At the Price! (approx. one mile away); School Days (approx. one mile away).
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US Civil
 
Fort DeRussy Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, July 9, 2009
3. Fort DeRussy Marker
Two deer cross in front of the Fort marker. The marker is well within a wooded section of Rock Creek Park.
Fort Trenches image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, July 9, 2009
4. Fort Trenches
Trenches remain outside the fort behind the marker.
Fort Interior image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, July 9, 2009
5. Fort Interior
The fort walls circle in this photo from bottom left to upper right.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 23, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 14, 2009, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,847 times since then and 70 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 14, 2009, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.
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