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    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?

Captain Oscar Solbert, wearing a gas mask and holding a hand grenade, standing with unidentified soldier wearing a gas mask in a field. This photo was not taken at Fort Foote. LOC photo

In 1917 as America entered into World War 1, Fort Foote was used as the training ground for the US poison gas service.