• !5-inch Rodman Cannon

    Civil War Defenses of Washington

    District of Columbia



Battleground National Cemetery August 1865

Courtesy Library of Congress

Battleground National Cemetery Rededication Event

Saturday, May 28,2011

11:00 a.m. to Noon

6625 Georgia Avenue, NW

Washington, D.C. 20012

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.