Battery Rodgers 1863-1865The area around Jones Point, which lies just south of the nation's capital, was an obvious location for early defensive fortifications. During the Civil War (1861-1865), Battery Rodgers was built overlooking the cove to guard the river approach to Washington. The battery also commanded the southern approaches to Alexandria by covering the Accotink Road (modern Fort Hunt Road). Though no visible remains of Battery Rodgers exist today, the complex once included the fortification, barracks, hospital and a slaughterhouse built especially to feed troops in Alexandria.
|Placed By||National Park Service|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 4:48pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 322650 N 4296138|
|Decimal Degrees||38.79616667, -77.04216667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 47.77', W 77° 2.53'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 47' 46.20" N, 77° 2' 31.80" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||202, 703, 571|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 636 Mt Vernon Trail, Alexandria VA 22314, US|
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