A Civil War Defense of WashingtonThe Virginia approaches to the Chain Bridge were guarded by Fort Marcy on the old Leesburg Turnpike and Fort Ethan Allen on the Military Road. The sites were occupied by Union troops on September 24, 1861, and the earthworks completed in short order. Fort Marcy was named for Brig. General Randolph B. Marcy, Chief of Staff for Major General George B. McClellan. The armament consisted of 17 guns with one platform vacant and 3 mortars.
|Series||This marker is part of the Defenses of Washington series|
|Placed By||National Park Service|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 3:47pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 315773 N 4311607|
|Decimal Degrees||38.93406667, -77.12545000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 56.044', W 77° 7.527'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 56' 2.64" N, 77° 7' 31.62" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||202, 703, 571|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 232 Potomac Heritage Trail, McLean VA 22101, US|
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