1861-1865This stairway leads up the west wall of Fort Ward between the Northwest Bastion (to the left) and the Southwest Bastion (to the right). Fort Ward had 14 cannon emplacements along this area of the wall that created overlapping fields of fire. Infantry soldiers armed with rifle muskets stationed between the cannon emplacements made this wall of the fort a formidable obstacle to attack. A self-guided tour begins at the ceremonial gate.
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|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 317491 N 4300026|
|Decimal Degrees||38.83013333, -77.10256667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 49.808', W 77° 6.154'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 49' 48.48" N, 77° 6' 9.24" W|
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|Area Code(s)||202, 703|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 4301 W Braddock Rd, Alexandria VA 22304, US|
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