• Feet in the Street!

    Fort Dupont Park

    District of Columbia

Places

1865 map of cwdw

1865 Historic Map of the Civil War Defenses of Washington

National Park Service

Fort Greble
Battery Carroll
Fort Stanton
Fort Ricketts
Fort Davis
Fort Dupont
Fort Chaplin
Fort Mahan

Today nineteen fort sites are administered by the National Park Service located on approximately 130 acres. There are 8 fort sites east of the Anacostia River in the District administered by National Capital Parks-East.

Each fortification was a link in this chain of forts surrounding the capital city during the Civil War. The forts below protected the capitol from southern sympathizing Marylanders. Click the highlighted fort name to learn more about its story and the role it played in defending the District of Columbia.

Did You Know?

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Battleground National Cemetery is aptly named. The cemetery grounds were part of the battlefield when Confederate troops under the command of Gen. Jubal Early attacked Washington, D.C. on July 11 – 12, 1864