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Fort Morton

Fort Morton

Here the Arlington Line constructed in August, 1861, crossed the Georgetown-Falls Church road. 100 yards to the northwest stood Fort Morton [named for James St Clair Morton], a lunette with a perimeter of 250 yards and emplacements for 17 guns; 200 yards to the southeast stood Fort Woodbury, a lunette with a perimeter of 275 yards and emplacements for 13 guns.

Website: https://www.hmdb.org/m.asp?m=5161

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Posted By: Ray Gurganus

  1. Email: Ray Gurganus, personal photograph;
  2. Website: Historical Marker Database;

Updated: 9-23-2021