Fort Slocum was built by the 2nd Rhode Island Infantry. The fort had 25 guns and mortars and commanded the intersection of the left and right forks of Rock Creek Church Road (near today's New Hampshire Avenue and McDonald Place). The fort also provided support for Fort Stevens to the west.
Did You Know?
During the Battle of Fort Stevens (July 11-12, 1864), President Abraham Lincoln came under direct fire of Confederate sharpshooters.