• Feet in the Street!

    Fort Dupont Park

    District of Columbia


Civil War Defenses of Washington:

John Gross Barnard

Rear Admiral Samuel Francis Dupont


Freeman Village

Post Civil War:

Senator James McMillan

The Civilian Conservation Corps

Did You Know?


The design for the Defenses of Washington was based on a textbook published in 1836 called A TREATISE ON FIELD FORTIFICATIONS, by Dennis Hart Mahan. Mahan was a professor of civil and military engineering at West Point.