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Fort DeRussy Washington DC

  • Address: Military Rd NW
  • Vicinity: Rock Creek Park, E of Oregon Ave
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Historic District

Fort DeRussy is an American Civil War-era fortification built on the west bank of Rock Creek as part of the Civil War Defenses of Washington. The fort's parapet and dry moat are well preserved, remnants of powder magazines and infantry trenches can be seeing. - AsNotedIn



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1861/00/00 Fort DeRussy is built on a hilltop along the west bank of Rock Creek.
1864/07/11 In support of the skirmish in front of Fort Stevens, Fort DeRussy's 100-pounder Parrott rifle fires rounds into Confederate forces. It will fire 32 rounds over the 2 day engagement. Battle of Fort Stevens

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Particulars for Fort DeRussy Washington DC:
Owner Federal
Structure Type Fortification
Sight Category Historic District
Criteria Historic Event
Area of Significance Military

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 74000274
Resource Type:
Owner: Federal
Architectural Style: No style listed
Other Certification: Boundary increase, Additional documentation
Nominator Name: National Parkway
Level of Significance: State
Area of Significance: Military
Applicable Criteria: Event
Period of Significance: 1850-1874
Significant Year: 1861, 1865
Historic Function: Defense
Historic Sub-Function: Fortification
Current Function: Landscape
Current Sub-Function: Park

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