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Fort Bunker Hill

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Type  Earthwork fort
Condition  Residential Area
Materials  Earth, timber
Address  Washington, DC 20017, USA
Phone  +1 202-829-4650
Controlled by  Union Army
In use  1861–1865
Battles/wars  American Civil War
Year built  1861
Demolished  1865
Fort Bunker Hill
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Built by  United States Army Corps of Engineers
Similar  Fort Bayard, Fort DeRussy, Fort Willard, Fort Greble, Fort Reynolds

Fort Bunker Hill was a brick and earthenwork fortification built as part of the defenses of Washington, D.C. during the American Civil War.

History

The fort was built in late 1861 by soldiers from the 11th Massachusetts Infantry regiment and was intended to assist in the defense of the northeast approaches to Washington between Fort Totten and Fort Lincoln. Company F of the 11th Vermont Infantry Regiment was assigned to Fort Bunker Hill to assist in the defense of the city until November 17, 1862. Thirteen guns were mounted in the rectangular-shaped fort, which operated until the conclusion of hostilities in 1865.

The site of the fort is bounded by 14th, Otis, 13th, and Perry Streets in Northeast DC. Today, little remains of the fort, and the site is maintained by the National Park Service. A nearby road was named Bunker Hill Road after the fort, but it was later renamed Michigan Avenue.

References

Fort Bunker Hill Wikipedia


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