• !5-inch Rodman Cannon

    Civil War Defenses of Washington

    District of Columbia

Mammals

CHIPMUNK

Tamias rufus

COTTONTAIL, EASTERN

Sylvilagus floridanus

DEER, WHITE-TAILED

Odocoileus virginianus

EASTERN GRAY SQUIRREL

Sciurus carolinensis

FOX, GRAY

Urocyon cinereoargenteus

FOX, RED

Vulpes vulpes

MUSKRAT

Ondatra zibethica

OPOSSUM

Diadelphis marsupialis

RACCOON

Procyon lotor



Did You Know?

Fort Washington

When the Civil War began, Fort Washington was the only existing fortification for the capital's defense. Fort Washington, nearly 12 miles down the Potomac, was built to guard against enemy ships during the War of 1812.