Battery Carroll

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Battery Carroll (1861-1865) - A Union U.S. Civil War gun battery established in 1861 in Southeast Washington DC. Named after Major General Samuel S. Carroll, (Cullum 1754) as was the nearby Fort Carroll. Battery abandoned in 1865 at the end of the war.

History of Battery Carroll

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 outworks gun battery of Fort Carroll (3) with emplacements for four guns. Not normally armed meant to be armed, if needed, by field pieces.

The Battery was abandoned in 1865 at the end of the war.

Current Status

No remains, no markers.

Location: 3720 Homer Place, Southeast Washington DC.

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Lat: 38.83709 Long: -77.00403

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