map copyright 2004 AFN



a Civil War defense

each of the Fort pages serve as
individual home pages

Other major military bases include:
(1) Fort Belvoir,
(2) Naval Torpedo Station [Torpedo Factory Art Center]
N 3848.305 W07702.387,
(3) Fort Myer,
(4) The Pentagon,
(5) Washington Barracks [Fort McNair],
(6) Washington Navy Yard,
(7) Bolling Air Force Base,
(8) Walter Reed Army Hospital,
(9) Bethesda Naval Hospital,
(10) Andrews Air Force Base.
(11) Naval Reserve Training Center/Alexandria Shipyard
[Jones Point Park] N 3847.428 W07702.419
Most of these still exist in one form or another.

HD Potomac

HD Potomac River

Coast Artillery Corps

District Area Command

USGS Satellite Images of Washington D.C.
courtesy of Microsoft TerraServer

See also North American Fortifications

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North American Fortifications
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Washington Metro Area Links

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The Washington Post Newspaper

The Washington Times Newspaper

Chesapeake Chapter, US Lighthouse Society

National Park Service:
Civil War Defenses of Washington D.C.

Other Related Links

Council on America's Military Past (CAMP)


Civil War Fortification Study Group

Company of Military Historians

Site O - International Fortifications & Artillery Study Group