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Fort Dupont

Fort Dupont

This small work was one of the defenses begun in the fall of 1861 on the ridge east of the Anacostia River. It was named after Admiral Samuel DuPont, a commander of the South Atlantic Blockade Squadron. Eight guns and one mortar comprised its armament.

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Samuel Francis DuPont

Posted By: Ray Gurganus

Updated: 9-22-2021