Fort Albany

Fort Albany (HM2YM)

Location: Arlington, VA 22202 Arlington County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 51.904', W 77° 3.948'

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Immediately to the northwest stood Fort Albany, a bastioned earthwork built in May 1861 to command the approach to the Long Bridge by way of the Columbia Turnpike. It had a perimeter of 429 yards and emplacements for 12 guns. Even after Forts Richardson and Craig were built, 1300 yards to the west and north respectively, the heavy guns of Fort Albany served to support them, and to dominate them if they were captured. The ground on which the Fort stood was cut away during the construction of the Henry G. Shirley Memorial Highway in 1942.
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HM NumberHM2YM
Series This marker is part of the Defenses of Washington series
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Placed ByArlington County, Virginia
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 8:50am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 320771 N 4303830
Decimal Degrees38.86506667, -77.06580000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 51.904', W 77° 3.948'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 51' 54.24" N, 77° 3' 56.88" W
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Area Code(s)703, 202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1250-1300 Army Navy Dr, Arlington VA 22202, US
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