Fort Lincoln (2)

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Fort Lincoln (2) (1861-1865) - First established in 1861 as a part of the Defense of Washington DC during the U.S. Civil War. Named after President Abraham Lincoln. Abandoned in 1865 after the end of the war.

Fort Lincoln Interior
Fort Lincoln HQ and Officers Quarters
Fort Lincoln Gun Emplacements 5 & 6, 100-pounder Parrott Gun in Background

Fort Lincoln (2) History

Established to protect the B & O Railroad and the Baltimore Turnpike on the eastern edge of the District of Columbia.

Fort Lincoln was a bastioned fort with four faces that mounted one 100 pounder Parrott and four 20 pounder Parrott guns as well as a number of other major pieces of artillery.

Current Status

On the grounds of the Fort Lincoln Park.


USGS Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) Database Entry:

  • Name: Fort Lincoln Type: Historical Class: Military ID: 2458367
  • Location: District of Columbia, District of Columbia, US, FIPS Code: 11001
  • Latitude: 38.9267, Longitude: -76.9565, Elevation: 184 Map: Washington East
  • As Of: 27 Jun 2008
Source: U.S. Board on Geographic Names

Location: Fort Lincoln Park, Washington DC.

Maps & Images

Lat: 38.92591 Long: -76.95837

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Visited: 25 May 2013

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