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Fort Washington

Fort Washington, situated on the Maryland side of the Potomac River, is the oldest existing fortification erected for the defense of the national capital. It was begun in 1814 to replace the first fort, which was destroyed during the War of 1812 with Great Britain.

George Washington selected the location in 1794 when construction of a fort on the Potomac was considered. The high masonry walls, gun positions, dry moat and drawbridge all illustrate principles of military science and architecture used during the nationís early life.

I had heard of the town of Fort Washington, Maryland, before, but never knew there was an actual fort of the same name.

Feeding in concert, posted earlier:

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Julie Oldfield06-Feb-2018 02:45
Very nice. I like the detail. V
victorswan03-Feb-2018 14:32
Wow what a nice fort and so cleverly portrayed Helen, terrific work, excellent photography, very nice position in relation to the Washington fort BV
Tom LeRoy03-Feb-2018 13:52
The old fort stood to protect the national capital, an imposing structure evren now as our worries increase about our national future. V
Ursula Miller03-Feb-2018 07:13
A nice capture of this historic spot in a typical winter mood. V
Gill Kopy03-Feb-2018 02:12
Super shot of this historic site ! V
Fong Lam02-Feb-2018 15:17
Excellent capture of this imposing fort with great clarity....V
Chris Morton02-Feb-2018 13:08
that's it - blast them out of the water!
Ton, Ben & Rob Nagtegaal02-Feb-2018 11:58
Fantastic shot of this beautiful and interesting fort.
fotabug02-Feb-2018 05:21
Excellent photo!
Nirvan Hope02-Feb-2018 03:29
Looks forbidding - which of course was its purpose!
Nick Paoni02-Feb-2018 02:56
A fascinating piece of our history.
Suzanne Lanthier02-Feb-2018 02:22
Good rendition of this old Fort here Helen !
Jean D02-Feb-2018 01:43
Splendid capture of this very interesting fort. ~V
globalgadabout02-Feb-2018 00:25
looks solid, with the potential to control river traffic too...a fine and crisp image...