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    Civil War Defenses of Washington

    District of Columbia

Geology of Fort Dupont Park

The Geology of Fort Dupont Park, written by Tony Flemming, provides a brief overview of park geology and hydrogeology, and summarizes the geotechnical factors that appear to be contributing to slope instabilities due to urban stresses.

Did You Know?

Fort Stevens

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.