Battery Totten

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Battery Totten (1861-1865) - A Union U.S. Civil War gun battery established in 1861 in Northeast Washington DC inadvance of Fort Totten The battery was probably named after Brigadier General Joseph G. Totten, Chief of Engineers, just as was the nearby fort. Battery abandoned in 1865 at the end of the war.

Fort Totten and Battery Totten Map

History of Battery Totten

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 earthworks gun battery in advance of Fort Totten.

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

Current Status

In Fort Totten Park in Northeast Washington DC. Some earthworks remains, several markers for the Fort.


Location: Fort Totten Park in Northeast Washington DC.

Maps & Images

Lat: 38.95070 Long: -77.00552

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