Fort Ward

Fort Ward (HMRJG)

Location: Alexandria, VA 22304
Country: United States of America

N 38° 49.741', W 77° 6.153'

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Historical Site
Defenses of Washington
1861-1865
Fort Ward

Here stands Fort Ward, constructed in 1861 to protect the approaches to Alexandria by Little River Turnpike and Leesburg Turnpike. In 1864, the fort was enlarged to a perimeter of 818 yards with 36 gun emplacements. The fort has been preserved by the City of Alexandria.
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HM NumberHMRJG
Series This marker is part of the Defenses of Washington series
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Placed ByCivil War Round Table of Alexandria
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 6:17pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 317490 N 4299902
Decimal Degrees38.82901667, -77.10255000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 49.741', W 77° 6.153'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 49' 44.46" N, 77° 6' 9.18" W
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Area Code(s)202, 703
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4301 W Braddock Rd, Alexandria VA 22304, US
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