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Fort Barnard

Fort Barnard

Here stood Fort Barnard, a redoubt constructed late in 1861 to command the approaches to Alexandria by way of Four Mile Run and Glebe Road. It was named for General J. G. Barnard, Chief Engineer of the Defenses of Washington. It had a perimeter of 250 yards and emplacements for 20 guns.

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VA, Arlington Co, Fort Barnard

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Gen. John Gross Barnard

Posted By: Ray Gurganus

Updated: 9-24-2021