• !5-inch Rodman Cannon

    Fort Foote

    Park Maryland

"A powerful enclosed work"

Fort Foote was constructedin 1863  atop Rozier's Bluff to strengthen the ring of fortifications that encircled Washington, D.C. Two of the Guns that prtoected Washington are still there along with the remains of the fort's earthworks.

Did You Know?

A 20 inch Rodman sits at Fort Hancock, part  Gateway National Recreation Area.

The guns at Fort Foote are big, but the biggest smoothbore cannons ever cast can be found one is at Fort Hamilton, NY and the other is across the bay at Fort Hancock, NJ. The 1864-20 inch Rodman weighed 116,497lbs and could fire a 1080lbs shot accurately for 4 miles.