ZZ-ARL013 Fort Cass

Marker text: FORT CASS

Historic Site Defenses of Washington 1861-1865

During the Civil War, the Union built a series of forts to defend Washington, D.C. By 1865 there were 33 earthen fortifications in the Arlington Line. Fort Cass (1861) was part of this defensive strategy. Built on top of the rise east of this marker, this lunette fort was named for Colonel Thomas Cass, whose regiment constructed the fort.

Erected by Arlington County, Virginia

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