Battery Terrill (2) (1861-1865) - A Union U.S. Civil War Battery established in 1861 in Northwest Washington DC. Named Battery Terrill after Brigadier General William R. Terrill, (Cullum 1594), who was killed 8 Oct 1862, at the battle of Perryville, Kentucky. Battery site abandoned in 1865 at the end of the war.
History of Battery Terrill
One of the ring of Union fortifications surrounding Washington DC during the U.S. Civil War, see Washington DC Fort Ring.
Established in 1861 as an earthen field gun battery with emplacements for seven guns. Contiguous to and in advance of Fort Kearny.
The battery was abandoned in 1865 at the end of the war.
Trace remains, no markers.
USGS Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) Database Entry: 531069
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