Fort Bunker Hill
Fort Bunker Hill was built in the fall of 1861 by the 11th Massachusetts Infantry and was named after the Revolutionary fortification at Bunker Hill, Massachusetts. It occupied an important position between Fort Totten and Fort Lincoln. Thirteen guns and mortars were mounted in the fort. Unfortunately, little evidence of Fort Bunker Hill is still visible.
Did You Know?
As early as the 1820s, free African Americans settled in a community called Vinegar Hill, an area now known as Brightwood. During the Civil War, Fort Stevens was built within Vinegar Hill boundaries and repulsed the only Confederate attack on the District of Columbia.