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In October 1862, Secretary of War Edwin M.Stanton appointed a commission to examine the efficiency of the Defenses of Washington. The commision evaluated each of the forts and made recommendations for improvements. Toward the end of the account, one gap was noted in defensive arrangement:
The suggestion of the committee was accepted and the work on Fort Foote began at Rozier's Bluff in 1863. more...
Did You Know?
The Potomac River is often used by the bald eagle as a flyway.It is not unusual for them to be seen along the areas of Forts Carroll, Foote, and Marcy. Bald eagles also have successfully nested in Fort Circle Park areas in the southeast section of the city.