Caponiere

Caponiere (HM51S)

Location: Fort Washington, MD 20744 Prince George's County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 42.654', W 77° 2.077'

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During the 1840s improvements were made to this wall, defensively the weakest part of the fort. The parapet was raised and an outer work, called a caponiere, was added. The protected passageway on your left will lead you to the outerwork that mounted four howitzers in the chamber ahead and two on the upper level. These weapons are no longer here but you will see the tracks they were mounted on. These traverse rails made it easy to position the howitzers for firing.
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HM NumberHM51S
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Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 3:44am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 323096 N 4286660
Decimal Degrees38.71090000, -77.03461667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 42.654', W 77° 2.077'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 42' 39.24" N, 77° 2' 4.62" W
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Area Code(s)301, 240
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 971 Unnamed Road, Fort Washington MD 20744, US
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