Fort C.F. Smith

Fort C.F. Smith (HM2UF)

Location: Arlington, VA 22207 Arlington County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 54.057', W 77° 5.472'

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Protecting the Capital

The ramps in front of you, now covered with grass, led to wooden platforms on which the various cannons were placed. When built in 1863, Fort C.F. Smith had platforms for twenty-two artillery pieces and four siege mortars. However, only sixteen cannons and four mortars were actually placed in the fort. The list of armaments for Fort C.F. Smith included two 6-pounder brass guns, six 4.5 inch guns, four 24-pounder cannons, three 12-pounder howitzers, one 8-inch seacoast howitzer and four 8-inch siege mortars.
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HM NumberHM2UF
Series This marker is part of the Defenses of Washington series, and the Virginia Civil War Trails series.
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Placed ByVirginia Civil War Trails
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 12:40pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 318658 N 4307863
Decimal Degrees38.90095000, -77.09120000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 54.057', W 77° 5.472'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 54' 3.42" N, 77° 5' 28.32" W
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Area Code(s)202, 703
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2501-2525 24th St N, Arlington VA 22207, US
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