Near Fort Washington in Prince George's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
King's Depression Carriage
Marker series. This marker is included in the Defenses of Washington marker series.
Location. 38° 46.066′ N, 77° 1.709′ W. Marker is near Fort Washington, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Fort Foote Road. Touch for map. Located inside the Fort Foote National Park. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Washington MD 20744, 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 Foote (a few steps from this marker); Northwest Bastion (within shouting distance of this marker); 15-inch Rodman Smoothbore (within shouting distance of this marker); The Defenses of Washington (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Fort Foote (about 500 feet away); A Fine Improvable Marsh Anatomy of a Tidal Marsh (approx. 1.2 miles away in Virginia); A Place to Rest—or Nest (approx. 1.3 miles away in Virginia). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Washington.
More about this marker. On the lower left This photograph depicts the installation of the first operational Depression Carriage installed at Fort Foote in 1869. Only the front-pintle platform remains. On the right a diagram details the layout of the carriage, with indicators for (1) Counterweight system; (2) Firing position; (3) Loading position; (4) Parapet.
Also see . . .
1. Fort Foote. National Park Service site providing a short history of the fort. (Submitted on May 5, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Fort Foote Virtual Tour by Markers. (Submitted on May 7, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • Forts, Castles • Military • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 5, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,888 times since then and 173 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 5, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 5, 6. submitted on September 14, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.