Mr. Lincoln's Forts
— Defenses of Washington - 1861-1865 —Fort Ethan Allen was constructed during the Civil War to provide one of the last lines of defense against possible Confederate attacks aimed at Washington. The fort commanded approaches to Chain Bridge (over the Potomac River) from the south of Pimmit Run. Built by troops from Vermont in September 1861, the fort was named in honor of Ethan Allen, Vermont's famous Revolutionary War commander.
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|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 315773 N 4310301|
|Decimal Degrees||38.92230000, -77.12510000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 55.338', W 77° 7.506'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 55' 20.28" N, 77° 7' 30.36" W|
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|Area Code(s)||202, 703|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 4211 N Old Glebe Rd, Arlington VA 22207, US|
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