Chain Bridge Battery

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Chain Bridge Battery (1861-1865) - A Union U.S. Civil War Battery established in 1861 at Chain bridge in Northwest Washington DC. Battery abandoned in 1865 at the end of the war.

Chain Bridge from Washington DC to Virginia, C&O Canal below in the Foreground, Potomac River in the Background, circa 1861.
Chain Bridge Battery circa 1862

History of Chain Bridge Battery

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 fortification with emplacements for two field guns and a separate blockhouse at the Washington DC end of the Chain Bridge .

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

Current Status

No remains, no markers.


Location: Chain Bridge in Northwest Washington DC.

Maps & Images

Lat: 38.93033 Long: -77.11193

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