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
Website www.nps.gov/cwdw/historyculture/fort-davis.htm

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.

History[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  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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