1861-1865On May 24, 1861, when Virginia's secession from the Union became effective, Federal forces immediately occupied Northern Virginia to protect the City of Washington, D.C. After the Confederate victory at the Battle of First Bull Run (First Manassas) in July 1861, the Federal government began construction of a defense system to guard the Union capital. By the end of the war in 1865, the Defenses of Washington consisted of 162 forts and batteries, with emplacements for 1,421 guns.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Defenses of Washington series|
|Placed By||City of Alexandria|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 3:18pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 317547 N 4299949|
|Decimal Degrees||38.82945000, -77.10190000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 49.767', W 77° 6.114'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 49' 46.02" N, 77° 6' 6.84" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||202, 703|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 4301 W Braddock Rd, Alexandria VA 22304, US|
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