ZZ-ARL012 Fort Whipple

Marker text: FORT WHIPPLE

Historic Site Defenses of Washington 1861-1865

On the high ground to the northeast stood Fort Whipple, a bastioned earthwork built early in 1863 to support the Arlington Line built in 1861. It has a perimeter of 640 yards and emplacements for 47 guns. After the war, Fort Whipple was maintained as a permanent military post. In 1880, the anem was changed to Fort Myer in honor of General Albert J. Myer, former post commander and first Chief Signal Officer of the United States Army.

Erected by Arlington County, Virginia, 1865

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