East Potomac Park in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Engineering a Landmark
1840-Born in Philadelphia, Pa.
1857-1861-U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY
1861-1865- U.S. Civil War.
Fired “first shot” at First Bull Run/Manassas
Helped design and map Vicksburg, MS siege works
Married Virginia Pettis Jenkins
Transferred to the Engineer Corps
Earned commendations from action in the battle and designing siege works at Vicksburg, MS
Lighthouse construction in South Carolina and Florida
Potomac River Reclamation Project
Surveyor for “national road” from Washington, D.C. to Mount Vernon
Nicaragua and Panama Canal Commissions
Baltimore, MD harbor defenses
1916-Appointed Major General by Act of
1921-Died in Washington at Walter Reed Army Hospital; laid to rest with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Location. 38° 51.584′ N, 77° 1.333′ W. Marker is in East Potomac Park, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from 927 Ohio Drive, SW. Touch for map. Marker is near the southern tip of Hains Point, south of parking lot about 100 yards. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20319, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Women War Workers 1861 - 1865 (approx. half a mile away); "The Gun" (approx. half a mile away); Lincoln Assassination Trial (approx. half a mile away); Building 20, Grant Hall (approx. 0.6 miles away); Walter Reed (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Walter Reed (approx. 0.8 miles away); Titanic Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); Giesboro Park (approx. 0.9 miles away).
Categories. • Man-Made Features • Notable Persons • War, US Civil • War, World I •
Credits. This page was last revised on January 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 21, 2011, by Charles T. Harrell of Woodford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 684 times since then. Last updated on June 1, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 21, 2011, by Charles T. Harrell of Woodford, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.