Historical Markers in Fort Totten, District of Columbia
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Earthworks of Fort Totten are visible within the wooded area 50 yards at the top of this hill. Cannon mounted at Fort Totten helped repulse a Confederate attack on Fort Stevens, July 11-12, 1864. — — Map (db m2993) HM
One of the Civil War defenses of Washington construction of Fort Totten was begun in August 1861, named after Gen. Joseph G. Totten the fort contained 20 guns and mortars including eight 32-pounders. — — Map (db m2999) HM
Built in 1861 and named after Brigadier General Joseph Gilbert Totten, Chief of the Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Totten commanded the northeastern countryside of Washington, DC during the Civil War. Heavily armed with massive cannon that could hurl . . . — — Map (db m92906) HM
In memory of
lost their lives
on June 22, 2009
Mary "Mandy" Doolittle
Lavonda "Nikki" King
David F. Wherley, Jr.
Cameron . . . — — Map (db m110062) HM