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Alexandria, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Rifle Trench

 
 
Rifle Trench Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 1, 2008
1. Rifle Trench Marker
Inscription. This rifle trench extended from the North Bastion toward Battery Garesche located beyond Leesburg Turnpike (Route 7). Another rifle trench extended from the tip of the South Bastion near the Fort Gate. The rifle trenches prevented enemy troops from moving towards the rear of the fort.
 
Erected by City of Alexandria.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Defenses of Washington marker series.
 
Location. 38° 49.879′ N, 77° 6.093′ W. Marker is in Alexandria, Virginia. Marker can be reached from West Braddock Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located in Fort Ward Historic Site. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4301 West Braddock Road, Alexandria VA 22304, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Profile of Fort (within shouting distance of this marker); Northwest Bastion (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Powder Magazine and Filling Room (about 300 feet away); Bombproof (about 500 feet away); Fort Ward (about 500 feet away); The Oakland Baptist Church
Marker and the Trenches image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 1, 2008
2. Marker and the Trenches
(about 500 feet away); Oakland Baptist Church Cemetery (about 600 feet away); Within Its Walls (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alexandria.
 
More about this marker. On the left is an engineering plan over laying a topographical map, indicating the location of the infantry trenches and several outer works associated with Fort Ward.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Ward Historic Site. (Submitted on May 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,003 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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