Fort Davis Park

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Fort Davis
Fort Davis Park is located in District of Columbia
Fort Davis Park
Location within Washington, D.C.
Location Washington, D.C.
Coordinates 38°52′02″N 76°56′45″W / 38.867279°N 76.945735°W / 38.867279; -76.945735Coordinates: 38°52′02″N 76°56′45″W / 38.867279°N 76.945735°W / 38.867279; -76.945735
Operated by National Park Service

Fort Lincoln is a Civil War earthwork that was constructed for the defense of Washington. It is located in the Fort Davis (Washington, D.C.) neighborhood.


The fort, built to serve as an outer defense of the City of Washington, was named in honor of Benjamin F. Davis, killed at the Battle of Brandy Station.[1]

It was a small hexagonal fort with perimeter of 220 yards, and places for 11 guns. It was 300 feet above mean tide of the Potomac River. [1]

After the war, Daniel Lee's damage claim was denied.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Cooling III, Benjamin Franklin; Owen II, Walton H. (6 October 2009). Mr. Lincoln's Forts: A Guide to the Civil War Defenses of Washington. Scarecrow Press. pp. 196–198. ISBN 978-0-8108-6307-1. 

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