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    Civil War Defenses of Washington

    District of Columbia

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National Park Service Civil War Defenses of Washington sites are administered by three different national parks. Find the site you are interested in and contact the appropriate park.

For information on Fort Foote, Fort Greble, Batery Carroll, Fort Stanton, Fort Ricketts, Fort Davis, Fort Dupont, Fort Chaplin, or Fort Mahan please contact:

National Capital Parks-East
1900 Anacostia Drive, SE
Washington, D.C. 20020
Phone: 202-426-5961
Fax: 202-690-1425
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For information on Fort Bunker Hill, Fort Totten, Fort Slocum, Fort Stevens, Battleground National Cemetery, Fort DeRussy, Fort Reno, Fort Bayard, or Battery Kemble please contact:

Rock Creek Park
3545 Williamsburg Lane NW
Washington, D.C. 20015
Telephone: 202-895-6000
Visitor Information: 202-895-6070
Fax: 202-895-6015
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For information on Fort Marcy please contact:

George Washington Memorial Parkway
c/o Turkey Run Park
McLean, VA 22101
Telephone: 703-289-2500
Need Fax # 703-289-2598
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Did You Know?

Denis Hart Mahan

The design for the Defenses of Washington was based on a textbook published in 1836 called A TREATISE ON FIELD FORTIFICATIONS, by Dennis Hart Mahan. Mahan was a professor of civil and military engineering at West Point.