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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1TG9_self-destruction-a-war-memorial_Fort-Washington-MD.html
Explosions at Fort Washington August 27, 1814, surprised British and Americans alike. A British squadron slowly making its way up the Potomac expected resistance from the well-positioned fort. Alexandrians, fearing they were next after Washington'…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1TG7_welcome-to-fort-washingtons-waterside-trail-historical_Fort-Washington-MD.html
Living where the land meets the water gives us everything we need: shelter in the woods, food to eat, and clean water to drink. Our climate promises a good life for the 15 million people and the more than 3,000 types of plants and animals that liv…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1IJV_chapel-hill_Fort-Washington-MD.html
A post-Civil War African American farming community established on former plantation land. Named for the Digges family chapel. A Freedman's Bureau School established in 1868 and a meetinghouse of ca. 1880 became focal points of the community. A be…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1ATE_fort-foote_Fort-Washington-MD.html
Follow this path to the earthworks of Forte Foote. Fort Foot was named after Flag Officer Andrew Hull Foote, a Union naval hero mortally wounded at Fort Donelson, Tennessee, on February 14, 1862.
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Coastal fortifications moved into the 20th century with the development of the Endicott System. At Fort Washington, eight reinforced concrete batteries were constructed near the old fort to mount modern artillery. Many support buildings were erect…
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High on a bluff, a hundred feet above the Potomac River, twelve heavy guns commanded the approach to the city. Smaller cannon were placed to protect Fort Foote from landward attack. Numerous buildings were constructed to house and support the larg…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM9LR_coach-james-w-crawford_Fort-Washington-MD.html
Friendly's first football coach 1971-1991. His teams won three Md. State championships and compiled a record of 166-46-1. Crawford was a "man for all seasons." Erected in gratitude by the Class of 1993 and Redskin Robert Green '88.
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM521_the-mortar-battery_Fort-Washington-MD.html
Named Battery Meigs, these two pits contained eight large 12-inch mortars. Each huge mortar was capable of hurling a 700-pound projectile in a high arc. The simultaneous firing of all eight would insure a clustered group of shells falling on the d…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM51Z_firepower-on-the-potomac_Fort-Washington-MD.html
(Left Panel):Three pair of these large 10-inch caliber disappearing guns were the key feature of the 1890s river defense system. Each weapon could direct its 650-pound projectile at enemy ships within a seven-mile range. Battery Humphries is one o…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM51X_new-guns-for-an-old-fort_Fort-Washington-MD.html
Remnants of former gun emplacements are the reminders of the three generations of armaments that occupied this V-shaped Water Battery. Each generation reflects the latest technologies and precision in the manufacture of armaments. 1830 - The f…
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